A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Ventnor -
- Holy Trinity Church -
- Hennell brothers Memorial -

Location

In Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1UY
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

The Memorial plaque is not recorded by the War Memorials Archive
 
Historic England Listing Status

Holy Trinity Church is Listed Grade C. Since the Memorial forms part of the fittings of the Church, it is assumed to be covered by the Listing.
 
Description

Brass plaque.

Memorial

Hennell brothers
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Inscription


1879
IN LOVING MEMORY OF CAPN. J B HENNELL AND
LIEUT W F HENNELL THE SONS OF COL HENNELL
LATE POLL. REST. IN THE PERSIAN GULF THESE TWO
YOUNG OFFICERS DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR
COUNTRY AT THE AGES OF 36 AND 28 YEARS.


 

Further Information

Samuel Hennell (1800 - 13 Sep 1880) was the Political Resident in the Persian Gulf from 1838 - 1852. He was also a Colonel in the 1st or Grenadier Regiment of the Bombay Native Infantry, in the service of the Honourable East India Company (HEIC).
His sons were both born in the Bombay Presidency to Ann, his wife.

James Bruce Hennell, born c 1843 in Bushire, applied for a Cadetship to the HEIC Army in 1857/8, attending Addiscombe College in England during that time; he was appointed Quartermaster to the 18th Native Infantry with a seniority date of 1 Jan 1864. He was a Captain on the Staff of the Bombay Staff Corps with a seniority date of 9 Dec 1871; he married Edith Sarah Hennell (relationship unknown), daughter of R G Hennell, in Paddington on 9 Aug 1870.

William Frederick Hennell, born 27 Oct 1850 in Bushire, was gazetted a Lieutenant in the Bengal Staff Corps on 24 Aug 1878, with a seniority date of 28 Oct 1871.

It appears that both died during the 2nd Afghan War of 1879; William Frederick Hennell is commemorated on a Monument at Kandahar Cemetery; James Bruce Hennell appears in the roll of "Addiscombe, its heroes & men of note", but the circumstances of their deaths is unknown.

Much of this information has come from the FIBIS (Families in British India Society) website.


 


 
 

 
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