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First Western war correspondent died in China in 1860

Thomas William Bowlby, British pioneer of war reportage, died on September 22nd, 1860 in Tongzhou, which is now a district of the vastly expanded Chinese capital, after being tortured by his Chinese captors. Born in Gibraltar on January 7th, 1818 to Thomas Bowlby, a Captain in the Royal Artillery, and Williamina Martha Arnold Balfour,...

First Western war correspondent died in China in 1860

Thomas William Bowlby, British pioneer of war reportage, died on September 22nd, 1860 in Tongzhou, which is now a district of the vastly expanded Chinese capital, after being tortured by his Chinese captors. Born in Gibraltar on January 7th, 1818 to Thomas Bowlby, a Captain in the Royal Artillery, and Williamina Martha Arnold Balfour, daughter of Major-General William Balfour, while he was young his parents moved to the northeastern English port of Sunderland, where his father started to trade with timber. After finishing school, Bowlby was trained as a solicitor and...

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