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Major HUGH SPEKE

Regiment & Unit/Ship

Lancashire Fusiliers

"B" Coy. 10th Bn.

Date of Death

Died 12 August 1915

Age 37 years old

Buried or commemorated at

RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

II. H. 4.

Belgium

  • 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
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