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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Canterbury
Town
Canterbury
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Boer War; Second (1899-1902), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999), Non-Combat Deaths
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1613
Current location

Canterbury Cathedral
Cathedral Close
Canterbury
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2ES
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 15097 57922
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Oblong wall mounted tablet with Regimental badges above and below text and relief carvings of the medals associated with each of the deceased below their personal details. Carved acorn and oak leaf decoration in upper left and right corners.
Inscription
IN EVER LOVING AND PROUD MEMORY/ OF MY HUSBAND/ MAJOR GENERAL HENRY RICHARD ABADIE CB/ FORMERLY COMMANDING IX QUEEN'S ROYAL LANCERS/ AND LATE LT GOVERNOR OF THE ISLAND OF JERSEY/ COMMANDANT OF THE CAVALRY DEPOT CANTERBURY/ FROM 1894 TO 1897/ BORN 25TH MARCH 1841 DIED 9TH MAY 1915/ ALSO OF HIS FOUR SONS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ HARRY BERTRAM ABADIE DSO/ LT X1 PRINCE ALBERT'S OWN HUSSARS/ DIED AT NORVAL'S PONT, S AFRICA 23RD FEB 1901/ AGED 28 YEARS/ GEORGE HOWARD FANSHAWE ABADIE CMG/ FORMERLY CAPTAIN XVI LANCERS/ FIRST RESIDENT OF ZARIA NIGERIA/ DIED AT KANO WEST AFRICA 11TH FEB 1904/ AGED 30 YEARS/ EUSTACE EGREMONT ABADIE DSO/ MAJOR IX QUEEN'S ROYAL LANCERS/ KILLED IN ACTION AT MESSINES BELGIUM 31 OCT 1914/ AGED 37 YEARS/ RICHARD NEVILL ABADIE DSO/ LT COL 2ND BATT KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS/ KILLED IN ACTION AT NIEUPORT BELGIUM 10TH JULY 1917/ AGED 35 YEARS/ GRANT THEM ETERNAL REST/ AND MAY EVERLASTING LIGHT SHINE ON THEM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abadie, Eustace Egremont
Abadie, George Howard Fanshawe
Abadie, Harry Bertram
Abadie, Richard Neville
See details for all 4 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,age of death,relationships,occupation,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,age of death,relationships,occupation,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename,age of death,relationships,occupation,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 100MM, height 1650MM, width 660MM
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
  • CHRISTCHURCH CATHEDRAL
  • Grade I
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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