1860 Peking’s Summer Palace destroyed
John Ogbourne awarded Medal and clasps for service in China Wars 1856-1860
UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949 for John Ogbourne
British troops occupying Peking, China, loot and then burn the Yuanmingyuan, the fabulous summer residence built by the Manchu emperors in the 18th century. China’s Qing leadership surrendered to the Franco-British expeditionary force soon after, ending the Second Opium War and Chinese hopes of reversing the tide of foreign domination in its national affairs.