Maj Herbert Cobb Finnis, OBE

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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: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
  • Colonial India
About the memorial: Memorial to Major Herbert Cobb Finnis, OBE, 14th (King George's Own) Ferozepore Sikhs and Indian Political Department. Son of Frederick Finnis and Katherine Annette Finnis. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Indian Army 18 Jan 1905. Married Gwendoline Mary Kathleen Addinsell, daughter of Augustus White Horn Addinsell, on 17 Dec 1913 in Delhi, India. Promoted to Captain 21 Dec 1913. Seved throughout WW1. Awarded the OBE (London Gazette 30 Dec 1919). Appointed Assistant Political Agent, Khyber, with effect from the 19 Oct 1921. He was murdered aged 38 years while he was motoring near Manikhawa, about 20km from Zhob in Baluchistan by Magagai, a Shinwari tribesman, captured by a Zhob levy corps, and four Waziris and two other Shiswaris who escaped. His chauffeur and a member of the escort were also killed. Also commemorated on a brass memorial plaque in St Mary the Virgin Church, Dover.
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India, 1923. Major H C Finnis, Political Dept.

Herbert Cobb Finnis

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