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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
South Wight
Town
Gatcombe
County
Isle Of Wight
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Sir Thomas Brock RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30th September 1922
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
40768
Current location

PO30 3EG
St Olaves Church
Gatcombe
South Wight
Isle Of Wight
England

OS Grid Ref: SZ 49236 85094
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Box tomb with a reclining sculpture of the deceased in uniform on top.
Inscription
WE PRAY YOU COMMEND TO THE/ MERCY OF GOD THE SOUL OF/ CHARLES GRANT SEELY/ ELDEST SON OF SIR CHARLES/ SEELY, BARONET, AND DAME HILDA,/ HIS WIFE. BORN ON. NOV. 29,/ 1894, AND EDUCATED AT CHEAM/ ETON AND TRINITY COLLEGE,/ CAMBRIDGE, HE JOINED THE/ ISLE OF WIGHT RIFLES AT THE/ OUTBREAK OF THE GREAT WAR,/ AND, AFTER SERVING WITH/ DISTINCTION IN THE GALLIPOLI/ AND EGYPTIAN CAMPAIGNS, FELL/ GLORIOUSLY, THRICE WOUNDED,/ AT GAZA IN PALESTINE ON/ APRIL 19, 1917 WHILE LEADING/ THE ADVANCE UPON THE/ TURKISH POSITION - - -/ GREATLY BELOVED -- FOR HE WAS/ A VERY GALLANT GENTLEMAN --/ HE LIES IN THE CEMETERY AT/ GAZA, SURROUNDED BY THE MEN/ OF HIS REGIMENT WHO FELL/ WITH HIM THAT DAY/ MIZPAH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Seely, Charles Grant
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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: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of burial,manner of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • GAT004

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