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A Barrett Watts Capt Supt CRP (1902)

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I have a medal from 1902, edge inscribed "A BARRETT WATTS CAPT SUPT CRP".

Would like to now what "CRP" stands for and anything about A Barrett Watts.

 

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Can you describe the medal, or show us a picture, please, us57?  I'm afraid I'm a 'visual learner' and a photo is much more likely to jog my old brain.  Thanks.

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My extensive knowledge of Chinese and French allows my to read 'Provisional Government of the District of Tientsin' on one side.  

And here it is!  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianjin_Provisional_Government.  Picture of the medal in the article.  perhaps with that as a starting point you'll be able to track down the Captain, who may be British or American, I'd think, as the other nations involved were Russia, Japan, Germany, France, and Italy, as per the flags.  A link to the famed 'Boxer Rebellion'!

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At that time the Chief Police Officers in charge of the Municipal Police Forces in the Treaty Ports on the China Coast and the Colonial Force in Hong Kong ,bore the title Captain Superintendent.Hence CAPT SUPT.

I can find no reference to " Barrett-Watts" on the China Coast at that time,detailed research into the Tientsin community at that time should reveal more.

CRP could be Chinese Railway Police ?

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On 07/10/2018 at 16:41, 1314 said:

At that time the Chief Police Officers in charge of the Municipal Police Forces in the Treaty Ports on the China Coast and the Colonial Force in Hong Kong ,bore the title Captain Superintendent.Hence CAPT SUPT.

I can find no reference to " Barrett-Watts" on the China Coast at that time,detailed research into the Tientsin community at that time should reveal more.

CRP could be Chinese Railway Police ?

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The display of the Tianjin Museum in China, interestingly, is next to the St. Stanislav Medal of the Russian Empire.

https://www.kaimen360.com/jingpin-783.html

Chinese introduction to this medal

https://baike.baidu.com/item/天津都统衙门/141449

The Tientsin Provisional Governmen Introduction

 

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