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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Shepway
Town
Hythe
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
82236

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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
A light stone tablet shaped like a hanging scroll beneath a pair of cross swords and cap. All on a large black backboard supported on two corbels.
Inscription
SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF / LIEUTT RICHARD GIBBONS HART. / 23RD REGIMENT MADRAS LIGHT INFANTRY / WHO DIED AT SAUGOR, / IN THE EAST INDIES, / ON THE 19TH NOVEMBER 1851, / AGED 25 YEARS. // THIS TABLET IS ERECTED / BY HIS BEREAVED AND AFFLICTED PARENTS. / WHO DEPLORE THE LOSS OF A BELOVED SON, / REMOVED THUS SUDDENLY FROM THEM / IN THE PRIME OF LIFE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • 19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forenames, surname, regiment, place of death, date of death, age at death, relationship
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: stone
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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