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  • The Memorial tomb of Capt C.G. Seely In St Olave’s Church at Gatcombe Isle of Wight, provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
Person Details
29 Nov 1894
Arnold
Charles was born on the 29th November 1894, the son of Colonel Charles Hilton Seely V.D. and Mrs Hilda Lucy Grant Seely. Colonel Seely had served with the 1st Nottinghamshire Rifle Volunteers as a Captain (1887-1908) and became a Lieut Colonel with the 5th Bn The Hampshire Regiment and who in 1914, was a co-opted member of the Nottingham Territorial Force Association, and was High Sheriff of Nottingham in 1912. He resided at Sherwood Lodge, Arnold.In the 1911 census Charles Hilton and Hilda Seely, with their children including Charles Grant Seely aged 16, are staying at the Grand Mansions (hotel), Folkestone. Charles Hilton Seely is described as a Colliery Owner, Charles Grant Seely as a Student. he was educated at Cheam, Eaton and Trinity College Cambridge
19 Apr 1917
22
651275 - CWGC Website
Captain
Hampshire Regiment
Charles Grant Seely followed his father in his military career being commissioned into the 8th (Isle of Wight) battalion the Hampshire Regiment. Following action in Gallipoli, the Battalion was sent to Egypt and took part in the attack in Palestine on Gaza. It was during this Second Battle of Gaza that Charles was three times wounded but still continued to lead his men forward until he was killed in action on the 19th April 1917.He is buried in Gaza war cemetery ,Israel. below is an entry from the isle of Wight Mercury dated Friday, April 27, 1917 News has reached the Island that the Isle of Wight Rifles have been engaged in the recent severe fighting in the Holy Land. A telegram received by the County Press announces that Captain Charles Seely is reported wounded and missing in the fighting in Palestine. Captain Seely is the eldest son of Sir Charles Seely. His cousin was reported killed a few days ago.
His uncle Lieut Col Frank Evelyn Seely T.D. the High Sheriff of Nottingham for 1922, performed the unveiling ceremony of the Arnot Hill Memorial in 1922. There is a memorial tombe to Captain Seely at St Olave's Church,Gatcombe Isle of Wight.
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  • The Memorial tomb of Capt C.G. Seely In St Olave’s Church at Gatcombe Isle of Wight, provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
    Charles Grant Seely - The Memorial tomb of Capt C.G. Seely In St Olave’s Church at Gatcombe Isle of Wight, provided courtesy of Cliff Housley