Inscription: James Henry OXBERRY born in Blaydon Newcastle upon Tyne 6 Mar 1871 died 19 Dec 1925.
From the Hebrew inscription: the memorial stone of the tomb of a perfect and upright man who feared God and avoided evil ... Isaac Oxberry, who departed for his eternal home on the 3rd day of Tevet and his days were... years.
(Kindly transliterated by JRW).
Leader and founder of Buffaloism in the Far East. The obituary in HongKong Telegraph Mon 21 Dec 1925 states that Mr Oxberry arrived in the colony as a young man in the service(s) who left and then joined the staff of the Hongkong Hotel and during the last 8 years of his life assumed the duties of proprieter of the Palace Hotel.
He founded the Sir James Oxberry Lodge in 1921 and the King Edward VII Lodge. He was also a Freemason.
He had a very large circle of friends who attended the funeral, the list of which takes up nearly a whole column of the paper.