Thomas Cecil GLENDINNING [????-1918] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Thomas Cecil GLENDINNING [????-1918]

Names
Given: 
Thomas Cecil
Family: 
Glendinning
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Death
Date: 
1918-07-17
Cause of death: 
Murdered

Sandra Trimble wrote:

Cecil Thomas or Thomas Cecil arrived 1904 joined the HK police. In 1918 he was murdered at Tai O Police Station. Buried in Colonial Cemetery Happy Valley.

We also have his gravestone inscription:

In/ loving memory/ of/ THOMAS CECIL GLENDINNING/ Sergeant Hong Kong Police Force/ who was murdered at Tai Ho / on 17th July 1918. aged 36 years/ erected by his brothers.Gone but not forgotten

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80sKid has found a sharp photo of the funeral: http://gwulo.com/node/13957#comment-22867

Whilst serving as the OC Tai O Police Station,and living there with his family,he was shot dead on the 17th August 1918 by Indian Police Constable Teja Singh.Glendinning had previously charged Singh with ' Larceny '.After firing the fatal shot Singh then attempted to set fire to the Police Station whereupon the Indian Police stationed there abandoned it.Singh also shot at Mrs Glendinning and her child but fortunately missed.He then shot himself.At the subsequent Inquest the Coroner critized the Indian Police for their lack of fortitude and also made the recomendation that the telephone system be extended to all police stations.See Watson and Crisswell Page 110.

Kate Whitehead has written an article about this in the SCMP's Sunday magazine:

http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1767554/murder-tai-o...