Captain Geoffrey George Gunnis MC

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Reference WMO258782

Address:

Clyne Parish Church

Victoria Road (A9)

jct Academy Road

Brora, Caithness

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Cream coloured marble tablet in a green marble frame, with inscribed lettering. The Gunnis family owned the Gordonbush Estate near Loch Brora.
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IN MOST BELOVED MEMORY/OF/GEOFFREY GEORGE GUNNIS MC/CAPTAIN IN HIS MAJESTY'S 1ST OR GRENADIER GUARDS/eldest son of FRANCIS GEORGE GUNNIS and IVY his wife/FOR MANY YEARS RESIDENT AT GORDONBUSH IN THE PARISH OF CLYNE/DIED IN HOSPITAL AT ROUEN, FRANCE ON OCTOBER 13TH 1916/FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION AT THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME/ON SEP 15TH AGED 20/AWARDED THE MILITARY CROSS/"FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY INIITIATIVE AND ABILITY AT BIG WILLIE ON OCT 8TH 1915/HE LED HIS MEN WITH GREAT BASH ATTACKED THE GERMANS IN FLANK AND REAR/DROVE THEM INTO THE OPEN INFLICTING HEAVY CASUALTIES AMONGST THEM/AND RECAPTURED THE REMAINDER OF THE LOST TRENCH"/MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES NOV 1915/"I have fought a good fight I have finished my course I have kept the faith"

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