Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Henry Ely

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

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Royal Military Academy 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 17726 Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Henry Ely, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Son of Thomas Robert and Arabella Walpole Ely. Husband of Muriel Mary Ely, of Fleet, Hampshire. Educated at Worksop college. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the King's Shropshire Light Infantry 31 Aug 1922. Served in the army of occupation in Germany after the first world war. Was stationed at Quetta, India (now Pakistan) at the time of the great earthquake in 1035. Company commander at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Died aged 41 years when attached to HQ 36th (London) Division just after the battle of Enfidaville (19-21 Apr 1943). Buried in grave VIII. E. 23 of Enfidaville War Cemetery, Enfidaville, Sousse, Tunisia. He is also commemorated on a memorial at St Giles Church, Cheadle, Staffordshire and on the Roll of Honour in Kimpton village, Hertfordshire.
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Lieut Col Thomas Henry Ely, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action near Enfidaville, N Africa on May 5th 1943. Formerly Cadet and Company Commander at this college. In Loving Memory.

Thomas Henry Ely

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