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Private C. J. G. Weston, City Imperial Volunteers - died at sea, 29.10.1900 1 month 1 week ago #76302

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Died at sea, but close enough to land for the body to be brought to shore; the death was recorded in the South Stoneham registration district in Hampshire. Charles John Greene Weston was buried in the churchyard of St John the Baptist, Busbridge, near Godalming, Surrey, and in St Peter & St Paul's Church, Godalming, is a memorial plaque to his memory.

My thanks to Meurig for taking the photos, and also for transcribing the inscription.



Sacred to the Memory
of
PRIVATE

CHARLES J. G. WESTON
CITY OF LONDON IMPERIAL VOLUNTEERS
2nd VOL BATT THE QUEEN'S R.W.S. REGT
ERECTED BY HIS COMRADES
OF THE F COMPANY
AS A TRIBUTE TO HIS SERVICES FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY
IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR
OCTOBER 29 1900, AGED 26 YEARS

AT REST AT HOME



Reporting on the return of the City of London Imperial Volunteers to England, the Essex County Chronicle [Friday 2nd November 1900] said: - "London suffered a bitter disappointment on Saturday...….word passed round that the Aurania could not possibly arrive at Southampton until too later in the day for the official programme to be carried out. The troop ship was docked twenty-four hours late......The Aurania left her anchorage off Netley Hospital before eight o'clock on Monday morning and was berthed in Southampton Dock at 7.50......As the disembarkation proceeded the sad tidings were announced that Private C. J. G. Weston, who was reported on Saturday night as dangerously ill from enteric fever, died at 4.30 that morning. Pt. Weston was a member of the 2nd Vol. Batt. West Surrey Regt., and he had become very popular among his comrades in the C.I.V."

Later in the same article: - "The funeral of Private Weston, of Godalming, the member of the C.I.V. whose death is recorded above, took place yesterday afternoon at Busbridge, near Godalming, with full military honours. Many C.I.V.'s were present."

There'll hopefully be a fuller description of the funeral in a Guildford newspaper.
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Private C. J. G. Weston, City Imperial Volunteers - died at sea, 29.10.1900 1 month 1 week ago #76319

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Here is a photo of Weston from the City press souvenir

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Private C. J. G. Weston, City Imperial Volunteers - died at sea, 29.10.1900 1 month 1 week ago #76323

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That's a great photo of him, thanks for adding it.

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