Sgt A W Kirby

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Church of St Mary the Virgin

Hastingleigh, Kent

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Cenotaph
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Headstone shaped memorial, which looks like an addition to gravestone at first glance but isn't.
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF / SERGEANT / ARTHUR WILLIAM KIRBY / NO.3643 OF THE BUFFS EAST KENT REGIMENT / WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION / AT THE BATTLE OF DRIEFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA / MARCH 10TH 1900 / BORN AT LITTLECOMBE, HASTINGLEIGH 1869 / YOUNGER SON OF JOHN HAMMOND KIRBY / OF SALTHURST, ROBERTSBRIDGE / A SOLDIERS DUTY BIDS HIM SHED HIS BLOOD / AND BRAVE ALL DANGERS FOR HIS COUNTRY'S GOOD

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