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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Shepway
Town
Hythe
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16135

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Current location

West wall of north transept
St Leonard's Church
Oak Walk
Hythe
Shepway
Kent
CT21 5DN
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 16150 34910
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
White marble tablet, Nowy-headed top, with narrow black marble surround. Black lettering with Regiment badge at top.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF / JOHN FORTESQUE FINNIS / LIEUT. COLONEL 53rd SIKHS F. F. / ( ELDEST SON OF LIEUT. COLONEL JOHN FINNIS / 2nd. PUNJAB INFANTRY ) / WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION / WHILST GALLANTLY LEADING HIS REGIMENT / IN THE ATTEMPT TO RELIEVE / THE GARRISON OF KUT / MESOPOTAMIA / JANUARY 13th 1916 AGED 45 // "I have fought a good fight".
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Finnis, John Fortesque
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, rank, regiment,relationship, manner of death, place of death, date of death, age at death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 730mm, width 460mm
    Materials: Marble
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height 800mm, width 530mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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