Robert ROGERS [????-1885]
"Two more deaths occurred among the military under canvas at Kowloon yesterday from choleraic diarrhoea. One of the men, Bombadier (sic) Barton, of the Lancashire divison of Royal Artillery, was taken ill at 6 in the morning and died at 11. The other victim, Rogers, a private in the Buffs, was attacked at about 8 a.m, and died at 1 p.m. It is only just a fortnight since the camp at Kowloon was established and five deaths have occurred in that short period amongst the men quartered there. Besides this there are some twenty or thirty out of the two hundred or so men under canvas on the sick list. It has, we imagine, been abundantly proved that the transfer of these men from barracks to camp at Kowloon has not been at advantageous one as regards the health of the men, and it is high time some more satisfactory arrangements were made for the health of the men."