Major HUGH SPEKE
Regiment & Unit/Ship
"B" Coy. 10th Bn.
Date of Death
Died 12 August 1915
Age 37 years old
Buried or commemorated at
II. H. 4.
- Secondary Unit, Regiment transf. from 9th Bn. Somerset Light Infantry
- Country of Service United Kingdom
- Additional Info Son of the Rev. Benjamin Speke and Caroline Sophia Speke; husband of Ruth Lettice Speke, of Stephen's Plot, Spettisbury, Blandford, Dorset. Served in the South African Campaign with Wiltshire Yeomanry. Ordained Deacon and Priest of the Church of England, 1902-3. Curate, St. Michael's, Bromley-by-Bow, East London, 1902-5. Vicar, Curry Rivel, Somerset, 1905-10. Mission Priest in Western Canada, 1910-14. Returned home to join the Forces, Oct., 1914. Born at Dowlish Wake, Somerset.
- Personal Inscription PRIEST OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND