Lieutenant Leicester Hulke Spreat M.C.

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Address:

All Saints Church of England

122 Oakleigh Rd North

Freirn Barnet

London Borough of Barnet

London

N20 9EZ

England

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Status: Unknown
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Excellent descriptive plaque Artillery cap badge inscribed at top of plaque
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In memory of Leicester Hulke Spreat M.C. 2nd Lieut R.H. & R.F.A. Died 8th October 1916 from wounds received the day before whilst observing for his battery during the battle of the Somme. Aged 19 years six weeks. Son of F.A. Spreat .F.R.C.S. D.P.H. Buried Grove Town Cemetery Meaulte France. "He was wounded in the front trenches during a battle. He showed great devotion to duty and gallantry both on that occasion and on the day before. When he was wounded he was saving the lives of wounded men by bringing them into the trench from the open. This he did after doing completed his own duty ----- The day before he was wounded Lieut Spreat voluntarily did a very useful accurate and very gallant reconnaissance of the enemy wire" 'Extracts from letters of his commanding officer'.

Lieutenant Leicester Hulke Spreat M.C.

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