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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
North Cornwall
First World War (1914-1918), Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Not lost
WM Reference
Current location

Parish Church of St. James the Great (Kilkhampton)
North Cornwall
EX23 9QQ

OS Grid Ref: SS 25255 11341
Denomination: Church of England

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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.
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 Park 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 two 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 Sherria/November 6th 1917/ I thank my God for every remembrance of you.
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Carteret-thynne, Algernon
See details
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
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.
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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