The Chinese Company S.V.I., 1906, at H.Q. Bras Basah Road

 

Title
The Chinese Company S.V.I., 1906, at H.Q. Bras Basah Road
Description
A group photograph of the Chinese Company of the Singapore Volunteer Infantry Corps (SVI) at their headquarters in the old Gaol on Bras Basah Road. The Chinese Coy was formed in November 1901. Seated in the centre is Second Lieutenant E.A. Brown. He is flanked by Major E.C. Ellis (Commander of the SVI, 1905-1909) on his right and Colour Sergeant Song Ong Siang on his left. Brown became the Commandant of the Singapore Volunteer Corps in 1921. Song was appointed as Second Lieutenant in April 1907, and subsequently as Captain in 1915. Title devised by Library staff.
Source
Taken from book A history of the Singapore Volunteer Corps 1854-1937, being also an historical outline of volunteering in Malaya, page [66a]