John Ogbourne in British force which occupied Peking, China and destroyed Summer Palace in 1860

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.
john ogbourne peking 1860

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Focusing on the history of the name of Ogbourne, Ogborn, Ogburn and other variants, including the early form of Ocheburne & Okebourne