University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Ba-s011. Thomas Roger Banister was born in Preston on 8 February 1890. After graduating from Cambridge University in 1913, he joined the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, serving until June 1946 when he retired with the rank of Commissioner. A resume of his career up to 1938 can be found at http://www.bris.ac.uk/history/customs/resources/careersah.html#Banister. Banister was the son of Bishop William Banister, and Mary Alice, nee Grime. This photograph was taken by Stearn & Sons, 72 Bridge Street, Cambridge, probably when Banister was studying at the university. T.R. Banister was the author of "The Coastwise Llights of China" (1932).
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