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Reference WMO259949


St Leonard's Church



CT21 5DN


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Commemorates Major T B Hamilton and his 4 sons who died in military service The brothers are also commemorated on a separate monument in South Africa. Date of incident varies depending or report also spelling of Sheepers / Scheepers
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Sacred to the memory / of Major Thomas / Bramston Hamilton / late Royal Artilary / of Bitterne Grove - Hants / who died April 2nd 1884 aged 47 / years - and of his 4 sons Alastair late Royal Irish Fusiliers / killed by lightning at Machadodorp / December 5th 1902 aged 28 years / Kenneth Ceylon Contingent / died of Enteric at Bloemfontein / May 13th 1900 - aged 24 years / Ernest Bethune's mounted infantry / killed in action at Sheepers Nek / May 30th 1900 - aged 25 years / Patrick Worcestershire Regiment / Royal Flying Corps - who was / killed during manoeves - / September 6th 1912 aged 30 years / They counted not their lives dear unto themselves

Major Thomas Bramston Hamilton / Alastair Hamilton / Kenneth Hamilton / Ernest Hamilton / Patrick Hamilton

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