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Lieutenant Colonel A. Carteret-Thynne DSO

WM reference
40806
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Current location

Parish Church of St. James the Great (Kilkhampton)
Kilkhampton
North Cornwall
Cornwall
EX23 9QQ
England
OS Grid Ref.: SS 25255 11341
Denomination: Church of England

Description

Figure of the deceased in field service dress on charger placed on inscribed marble tablet with cornices at top and bottom. Bronze place (plaque?) at top of tablet probably bearing regimental badge. On each side of the inscription are two tablets in raised relief depicting Jerusalem. At the bottom of the tablet is a bronze laurel wreath and coloured floral plaque with gilded and coloured coat of arms in centre.

Inscription

The spirit shall return unto God who gave it/Lieut-Colonel/Algernon Carteret Thynne D.S.O./Royal North Devon Hussars/of Penstowe/2nd son of Francis John Thynne J.P.D.L. of Haynes Bank Bedfordshire/Lord of the Manors of Kilkhampton Stratton and Binhamy/and grandson of the Reverend Lord John Thynne D.D./3rd son of the 2nd Marquis of Bath K.G. /Born April 9th 1868/He served throughout the South African War 1899 - 1902/as Captain in the 7th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry/North Somerset Squadron/ was twice mentioned in despatches and awarded the D.S,O./ the Queen's Medal and four clasps/and the King's Medal and rwo clasps/in (?) transferred to the Royal North Devon Hussars/He served in the Great War 1915 - 16 and 17 in Gallipoli & Egypt/ Also in Palestine in command of the regiment/where he fell mortally wounded at the Battle of (S?)/November 6th 1917/ I thank my God fpor every rembrance of you.

Inscription legible?

No

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,decorations
Order of information: Undefined

Subject/Period

Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Sculpture
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Tablet
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Marble - White
Listed?: No

Component

Plaques
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

History

SOME OF THE LETTERING IS NOT CLEAR ON PHOTOGRAPH: The inscription cites that Lt. Col Carteret Thynne "fell mortally wounded" at a battle not named and represented by just the letter "S." Given that the date of death is listed as 6 November, 1917 it appears possible that the action in question could have been related to the Southern Palestine Offensive (31 Oct - 09 Dec 1917). There were attacks against a site named SHERIA on 6 - 7 November. This may have been the action in which the Lt. Col. fell.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

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