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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Shepway
Town
Hythe
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Colonial India
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
82235

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Current location

East 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 with a gable top and pedestal on a black backboard
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY 0F / CAPTAIN RICHARD HART, / FORMERLY OF H.M. 78TH REGIMENT, / WHO DIED AT HYTHE, KENT, ON THE 28TH OF APRIL 1863, AGED 81 YEARS. // ALSO OF HANNAH, HIS WIFE, / WHO DIED ON THE 25TH OF SEPTEMBER 1854. / AGED 66 YEARS, / AND WHOSE REMAINS ARE INTERRER AT / HALIFAX, YORKSHIRE. // AND THEIR ELDEST SON / CAPTAIN HENRY DOUGLAS HART, / OF THE 39TH MADRAS, N.I. / WHO WAS KILLED AT VELLORE BY A MUTINOUS SEPOY, / ON THE 12TH OF NOVEMBER 1858, / AGED 35 YEARS. //
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Colonial India
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forenames, regiment, manner of death, place of death, cause of death, date of death, age at death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height c2,000mm, width c1,000mmm
    Materials: Marble
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height c2,000mm, width c1,000mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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