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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Shepway
Town
Hythe
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
War of 1812 (1812-1815)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
65988
Current location

On the 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
Mottled grey pyramid in relief supported on three balls on a plinth. A foul anchor carved on the plinth. A black back plate with the arms of Finnis below the plinth.
Inscription
To the memory of / Captain ROBERT FINNIS, / a Native of this Town and Port, / who was killed in / the service of his Country, / on board his Majesty’s Sloop of war / Queen Charlotte, / which he commanded / on Lake ERIE, Upper CANADA, / in an engagement/ with an American Squadron, / of very superior force, / under Commodore PERRY, / the 10th day of September 1813, / aged 29 years. / When a Midshipman of the Beaulieu Frigate, / he commanded one of the Boats, / employed in cutting out the / French Corvette La Chevrette, / from Camaret Bay, / on the night of the 21st of July 1801; / and was made Lieutenant, / for his gallant conduct on that occasion. / After sixteen years / actively employed in the Royal Navy, / he thus fell in the prime of life, / regretted and lamented. / An irreparable loss / to his afflicted Family and Friends. //
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Finnis, Robert
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Commemorations
  • War of 1812 (1812-1815)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, service, place of death, manner of death, date of death, age at death, biography
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height c2,000mm, width c1,000mm
    Materials: Marble - Grey
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height c2,000mm, width c1,000mm
    Materials: Marble - Black
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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