A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Ventnor -
- St Catherine's Church -
- Kenneth Mackay Sinclair Coghill Memorial -

Location

In St Catherine's Church, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

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

St Catherine's Church is Listed Grade II. Since the Memorial forms part of the fittings of the Church, it is assumed to be covered by the Listing.
 
Description

Brass plaque.

Memorial

Ventnor  St Catherine's Church K M S Coghill memorial
 
Inscription


IN MEMORY OF
KENNETH MACKAY SINCLAIR COGHILL
THIRD SON OF DR. AND MRS. SINCLAIR COGHILL (LATE OF EDINBURGH)
BORN AT VENTNOR 20TH MAY 1876
KILLED IN ACTION AT KRUGERSDORP, 1ST JANUARY 1896
THE SOUTHERN LIGHT OF THE CENTRAL EAST WINDOW
ERECTED BY FRIENDS AND FELLOW TOWNSMEN


 

Further Information

Son of John George Sinclair Coghill, and Agnes Darling Coghill, formerly of Edinburgh.

Born 20 May 1876, Ventnor.

Baptised 4 July 1876, St. Lawrence.

Census Information :

1881 : Dr John Coghill with his wife and children including Kenneth, aged 4, are at St Catherine's House, Church St., Ventnor.

1891 : Kenneth Coghill, aged 14, is a Scholar at a school run by Arthur Gibson and Frederick Fox, at 1 St Andrew's Road, Portsea.

Service and Casualty information :

The Jameson Raid [Wikipedia article] was mounted against the Boers in 1896, and became known as the Doornkop War.
Kenneth M S Coghill was a member of the British South Africa Company's Police [Wikipedia article], and took part in this action.


 


 
 

 
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