Brigadier General Francis John de Gex

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Reference WMO266946

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst

Camberley

GU15 4NR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Colonnade/cloister
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Brigadier General Francis John de Gex, CB,CMG, late of Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) and Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of The Reverend George Frederick de Gex. Husband of Edith Hopoe de Gex (daughter of Charles James Miller) of Stone House, Camberley, Surrey. Married on 29 Nov 1905 at St Peter's Church, Oughtrington, Cheshire. Educated at Oxford University. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College,Sandhurst. Promoted to Lieutenant 9 Sep 1982. Promoted to Captain 17 Oct 1888. Appointed Adjutant of the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) on 2 Sep 1895. Served in South Africa during the 2nd Anglo Boer War 1899-1902. Commanded 1st Battalion the Bedfordshire Regiment. Awarded the CB in 1914 (when Assistant Adjutant General Irish Command) and CMG in 1915. Mentioned in Despatches 4 times. Died in Rouen aged 55 years when Base Commandant, Rouen General Staff. Buried in grave Officers, B.5.27. of Saint Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France.
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Brig Gen Francis John de Gex, Duke of Wellingtons and Bedfordshire Regts. Died at Rouen April 2nd 1917.

Francis John de Gex

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