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Re(1): Major Charles Lucena Robinson
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Please view the National Archives link below. If you download the PDF Document he appears first on page 18 of 213 listed as a Captain. On page 25 his date of first commission is shown as 12.11.84. He also appears on page 29. His record of service appears on page 45. He is also listed on this LF Web Site on the 2nd Bn Page under Spion Kop. He was born 14th June 1863 in Hong Kong. Britain invaded the Chinese mainland and occupied the island of Hong Kong on Jan. 25, 1841, using it as a military staging point. China lost the war and had to cede Hong Kong to Britain in the Treaty of Nanking. As a result, Hong Kong became a crown colony of the British Empire. One would assume that his parents may have been part of the military at that time?
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Geoff P

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