Large sized leather album relating to Lance Corporal William Victor Roy's service with the Army Service Corps in the British Military Legation in Beijing (Peking), China in 1908. Collection presents a good variety of images of various European armies occupying Beijing after the Boxer Rebellion.
Photographs depict as follows:
Views of the British Military Legation in Beijing, soldiers of the ASC in various locations in the city; ASC football team around the game against Tung Chow College students and the Royal Artillery team from Beijing. Views of Fighting Tower (North Wall) and Chien-Mein Gate being reconstructed after the Boxer Rebellion in Beijing. Series of photographs showing Chinese people during their daily tasks. Photograph of the funeral of Empress Dowager Cixi of China. Photographs of William Roy in the village of Nankow. Photograph of British and Australian Marines football teams.
Photographs of officers from various European Armies at the Chinese Forces manoeuvres; German soldiers at the British sports event in Tientsin. Various images of William Roy and his companions in Beijing and other locations. Picture of German military band playing on the Cameron Highlanders arrival in Beijing. Two images of Russian and German soldiers on sentry duty.
Photograph of International Guard of Honour to unnamed Chinese official at Shanhaiguan (Shan-hai-kwan) in Hebei Province. Two images of the Cameron Highlanders crossing the river (Dashi River?) in Shanhaiguan (Shan-hai-kwan) area in August 1909. Images of British soldiers with female companions in the hills around Shanhaiguan. British and French soldiers around Shan-hai-kwan. Photograph of the King's Birthday Parade in Beijing 1908.
Portrait of Chinese General named Juan-Shi-Ki (?) and a photograph of Hataman Street in Beijing. Series of six photographs depicting a funeral of Russian Minister in Beijing showing Russian, German, Italian, Japanese, Belgian, American and British (Royal Garrison Artillery) troops.
Photographs of British, French Russian and Italian troops inside othe British Military Legation in Beijing; group photograph of officers of various occupying armies, group photograph of Chinese drivers serving with the Army Service Corps. Image of British troops on the iceskating ring inside the Legation. Image of tug of war game between German and British troops.
Photographs of Gordon Hall, British Sergeants Mess and the British head Quarters in Tientsin (Tianjin). Group photograph of ASC detachment in Beijing and 100 yards running tournament during YMCA sport competition with names of participants. Image of Lance Corporal William Victor Roy aiming with a revolver at something on the Great Wall. Image of a man called dan feeding chicks. Image of the Gordon Highlanders in one of the Chinese cities. Photograph of the defensive walls inside of the British Military Legation in Beijing. Images of gates to Italian and Japanese Legations, Beijing. Images of European Quarters and Civil Legation in Beijing.
Photographs of a German Army unit during a parade, Beijing and a detachment of Japanese soldiers. Image of a British Army detachment (ASC?) in winter kit posing by the old wall around the British Military Legation - note a writing on the wall behind them reading 'Least We Forget'.
Image of the French mounted infantry unit in Beijing and a group photograph of junior NCOs of the British Military Legation Guard, Beijing. Three group photographs of ASC detachment with sailors of HMS Otter and French soldiers.
Two panoramic photographs of a barbed wire entanglements on the Macedonian Front. Group photograph of the ASC detachment with the weight lifts and cameron Highlanders on parade in Tientsin (Tianjin). Image of British Civil legation in Beijing. A few different images of Japanese Artillery and machine gun detachments. Drastic image of public execution in Tientsin (Tianjin). Series of images of Tbilisi (Tiflis) in Georgia, 1918 & 1919. Single group image of Officers and Senior NCOs of Supply Column, Naval Division at Bruay, France, 1917. Group photograph of Austro-Hungarian Marines and ASC & RGA football teams.