Major Humphrey St. Leger Stucley, 1st Bn, Grenadier Guards

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Reference WMO263820

Address:

St Nectan's Church

Stoke

Hartland

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Latin cross
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Standing at the bottom of the churchyard, to the north of the church. A rough hewn Latin cross, on a square plinth, upon a two-stepped octagonal base. The front of the base bears a plaque commemorating Humphrey St. Leger Stucley.
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To the Glory of God and the loved memory of HUMPHREY ST. LEGER STUCLEY Youngest son of Sir George Stucley, Bart of Hartland. A Major of His Majesty's Grenadier Guards. Born 7 June 1877 Died 29 October 1914. He joined the 1st Battalion 1897 and served with it in the Egyptian Campaign of 1898 being present at the Battle of Om- durman. He served with the 2nd Battalion during the S.African War from March 1900 till August 1902 and was Was its Adjutant from September 1902 till February 1905. He went out to Belgium as 2nd in command of the 1st Bat- talion 4 October 1914. Fell at the head of the King's Company in action against the Germans near Ypres and lies buried on the field of battle. "None died with greater glory than he, yet many died and their was much glory".

HUMPHREY ST. LEGER STUCLEY

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