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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Shepway
Town
Hythe
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902), Non-Combat Deaths
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16138

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Current location

West wall of the 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
A plain brass plaque on a wooden back plate. Plain recessed lettering. Family crest in top right corner.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY / OF MAJOR THOMAS / BRAMSTON HAMILTON / LATE ROYAL ARTILLERY / OF BITTERNE GROVE-HANTS / WHO DIED APRIL 2ND 1881 AGED 47 / YEARS - AND OF HIS FOUR SONS / ALASTAIR LATE ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS / KILLED BY LIGHTENING AT MACHADODORP / DECEMBER 5TH 1910 AGED 28 YEARS / KENNETH CEYLON CONTINGENT / DIED OF ENTERIC AT BLOEMFONTEIN / MAY 13TH 1900 - AGED 24 YEARS / ERNEST BETHUNE'S MOUNTED INFANTRY / KILLED IN ACTION AT SHEEPERS NEK / MAY 30TH 1900 - AGED 23 YEARS / PATRICK WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT / ROYAL FLYING CORPS - WHO WAS / KILLED DURING MANOEUVRES - / SEPTEMBER 6TH 1912 AGED 30 YEARS // THEY COUNTED NOT THEIR LIVES DEAR UNTO THEMSELVES
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, manner of death, place of death, date of death, age at death
    Order of information: Seniority
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Forename, manner of death, place of death, date of death, age at death
    Order of information: Seniority
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 920mm, width 590mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height 1,020mm, width 690mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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