Sir Walter Caine Hillier, KCMG CB

Sir Walter Caine Hillier, KCMG CB


University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Hi-s033. Walter Caine Hillier K.C.M.G. C.B. (1849-1927), of H.M.B. Consular Service to H.M.B. Legation Peking, from 23 February 1885 to 27 March 1889. Walter Hillier was H.B.M. Consul to Korea from 1890 to 1896, for which services he received a knighthood. He was Political Adviser to General Sir Alfred Gaselee, Officer Commanding British Expeditionary Force to China, 1900, for which services he was made a Companion of the Bath. The medal at his neck is the KCMG. The star on his chest is the Order of the Bath, CB. He is also wearing the Coronation Medal. Portrait photograph by the London Stereoscopic Company. See Hi-s029 and Hi-s338.

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Sir Walter Caine Hillier K.C.M.G. – C.B. / just after latest decoration / Dec. 1903 / Grandson of Dr Medhurst of China / his mother was Eliza Medhurst / She married first in China Charles Hillier (sons Charles, Henry, Guy, Walter / daughters Eleanor Maud – Mr Swindells) & 2nd Marshall Hole in Tiverton, Devon. / 2 children / Hugh/ Georgina (m. Brady) / Sir Walter Hillier had a most distinguished career in China, he & his brothers Guy & Harry were all brilliant Chinese scholars.




December 1903




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