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PostSubject: Major General Sir Reginald Thomas Thynne K.C.B   Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:55 pm

"Major-General Sir Reginald Thomas Thynne KCB (23 December 1843 – 30 December 1926) was a British Army officer who became General Officer Commanding North Eastern District. He was born at the rectory of Walton, Somerset, the son of Lord John Thynne and a grandson of Thomas Thynne, 2nd Marquess of Bath.

Military career

Thynne was commissioned as an ensign in the Grenadier Guards on 3 October 1862. After seeing action in the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879 and then in the Anglo-Egyptian War in 1882, he became commanding officer of 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards and then went on to be General Officer Commanding North Eastern District in 1894 before retiring in 1902.

He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath on 26 June 1902."


Birthdate: December 23, 1843 (83)
Birthplace: Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Death: December 30, 1926 (83)
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PostSubject: Re: Major General Sir Reginald Thomas Thynne K.C.B   Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:00 am

He embarked for Natal in May 1879, in charge of drafts. He served with Newdigate’s Division during the War. He was in command at Kwamagwasa.

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PostSubject: Re: Major General Sir Reginald Thomas Thynne K.C.B   Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:19 am

"     Maj.-Gen. Sir Reginald Thomas Thynne was born on 23 December 1843.He was the son of Reverend Lord John Thynne and Anne Constantia Beresford. He married Louise Du Bois, daughter of Douglas Du Bois, on 6 May 1890. He died on 30 December 1926 at age 83.
     He fought in the Zulu War in 1879. He fought in the campaign in the Sudan. He gained the rank of commander before 1894 in the service of the 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. He gained the rank of Major-General. He gained the rank of commander between 1894 and 1902 in the service of the North East District. He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) in 1902."
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PostSubject: Re: Major General Sir Reginald Thomas Thynne K.C.B   Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:42 am

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Has anyone seen or have a photograph of this memorial?

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PostSubject: Re: Major General Sir Reginald Thomas Thynne K.C.B   Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:03 pm

These memorials are described in Major Sir Nevile Wilkinson's book 'The Guards Chapel 1838-1938' and there is a photo of the Chancel in this book showing the Choir pavement. (This book is an essential reference work for those interested in Guards history).

As you know on Sunday 18 June 1944 the chapel was hit by a flying bomb and 121 people killed and 141 injured. The band of the Coldstream Guards was on duty and suffered considerably. The apse (covering above the altar) was the only part of the building to survive and this forms a focal point for new (present) chapel which was dedicated in 1963. I doubt that the pavement has survived - you will just have to visit Birdcage Walk and see for yourself - better than sitting at home googling old newspapers.
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PostSubject: Re: Major General Sir Reginald Thomas Thynne K.C.B   Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:25 pm

Hi Kenny

Many thanks for all the information you have provided.

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PostSubject: Re: Major General Sir Reginald Thomas Thynne K.C.B   Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:27 am

Hi Admin

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