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Ogura Tomochika

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Ogura's grave at the Nanshû Cemetery in Kagoshima.
  • Died: 1877/9/24
  • Other Names: 壮九郎 (Sôkurô)
  • Japanese: 小倉 知周 (Ogura Tomochika)

Ogura Sôkurô Tomochika was a notable Satsuma commander in the Satsuma Rebellion.

The older brother of Tôgô Heihachirô, Tomochika held a position as colonel in the Imperial Japanese Navy for a short time before resigning in 1873 and returning to Kagoshima, where he became mayor of Tanegashima.

During the Satsuma Rebellion, he led the ninth platoon of the third rebellion. He committed suicide on 1877/9/24 amidst the battle of Shiroyama, and was buried alongside Saigô Takamori and others at the Nanshû Cemetery in Kagoshima.

References

  • Plaques on-site at Nanshû Cemetery, Kagoshima.[1]
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