Based on the ship's name inscribed on the photograph's reverse side, this sergeant of the Royal Marine Light
, was a member of the RMLI complement stationed on board the HMS Imperieuse. The flagship of the
Royal Navy China station between 1889 and 1894, the
HMS Imperieuse was a ten gun armoured cruiser launched in

Cabinet Photograph
H. Yera - Photographer
Hong Kong
c. 1892