Lt Col John Elliot Cairnes

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial to 31902 Lieutenant Colonel John Elliot Cairnes, 50th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Son of Frederick Evelyn Cairnes and of Lucy Barbara Cairnes (nee Croft). Educated at Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Royal Tank Regiment 29 Jan 1925. Instructor at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Husband of June Cairnes (daughter of Henry Robert Jameson), of Howth, Co. Dublin, Irish Republic. Married in Apr 1932. Killed in action at the Mareth Line battle aged 38 years. Buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery, Enfidaville, Sousse, Tunisia.
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Lt Col John Elliot Cairnes, Royal Tank Regment, killed in action Mareth Line battle, rch 1943. Formerly Cadet and Instructor at this Royal Military College. "All you had hoped for, all you had, you gave to save mankind".

John Elliot Cairnes

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