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Lieutenant Colonel Algernon Carteret Thynne D.S.O. - St James Church, Kilkhampton, Cornwall
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 50° 52.499 W 004° 29.115
30U E 395503 N 5636973
Quick Description: Lieutenant Colonel Algernon Carteret Thynne D.S.O. - Bronze sculpture on white marble tablet with bronze plaques.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/15/2014 1:14:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMMNQ6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
"Figure of the deceased in field service dress on charger placed on inscribed marble tablet with cornices at top and bottom.

Bronze place at top of tablet probably brearing 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.

Inscription

THE SPIRIT SHALL RETURN UNTO GOD WHO GAVE IT / LIEUT-COLONEL / ALGERNON CARTERET THYNNE D.S.O. / ROYAL NORTH DEVON HUSSSARS / OF PENSTOWE / 2ND SON OF FRANCIS JOHN THYNNE J.P. D.L. / OF HAYNES BANK 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 S? / NOVEMBER 6TH 1917 / I THANK MY GOD FOR EVERY REMEMBRANCE OF YOU /


Designed by Sir William Goscombe John"

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"THYNNE, ALGERNON CARTERET, Captain, was born 9 April 1868, second son of Francis John Thynne, of Haynes Park, Bedfordshire, and of 67 Eaton Place, London, and grandson of the Reverend Lord John Thynne, DD. His mother was Edith Marcia Caroline, eldest daughter of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, of Frampton Court, Dorset. He was educated at Charterhouse, and subsequently became Captain in the Bedfordshire Regiment (3rd Battalion). He went out from Bath, as a Lieutenant, in the North Somerset Yeomanry, to serve in South Africa, and served throughout the campaign, first in that capacity, and afterwards as a Captain in the 7th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. He took part in operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1902, including operations at Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal, May and June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901, and 29 July 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Algernon Carteret Thynne, Captain, 7th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He became Honorary Captain in the Army in August 1902, and was transferred in 1903 to the Royal North Devon Hussars. He served in the European War, 1914-17, in Gallipoli and Egypt, also in Palestine, as Lieutenant Colonel in command of his regiment, until he fell mortally wounded at the Battle of Sheria 6 November 1917. Colonel Thynne had succeeded to the Grenville Estate, Cornwall, on the death of his father in 1910. He was an Alderman of Cornwall County Council, and a Magistrate for Cornwall, and at the outbreak of war was Master of the Tetcott Hounds. A Memorial Service for him and those who fell with him in Palestine was held in St George's, Hanover Square, London (where Prebendary Thicknesse officiated); also in Stratton Church, Cornwall. He married, in 1904, Constance, daughter of Edward Bonham, of Bramling House, Kent, and widow of Francis Philips, of Lee Priory, Kent."

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