A Splendid Little Colony: British Singapore 1819 - 1963

Execution of Singapore Mutineers

The public executions of convicted sepoy mutineers at Outram Road, Singapore, in March 1915.

The Straits Times reported this executions in the following manner: “An enormous crowd, reliably estimated at more than 15,000 people, was packed on the slopes of Sepoy Lines looking down on the scene. The square as before was composed of regulars, local volunteers and Shropshire under the command of Colonel Derrick of the Singapore Volunteer Corps (SVC). The firing party consisted of men from the various companies of SVC under Captain Tongue and Lieutenant Blair and Hay.” (26 March 1915)

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