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Major Hugh Bayfield Spear

The Gloucestershire Regiment

Capbadge of the Gloucestershire Regiment

Malvern Commemoration: Malvern Library

Nature of Death: Died of wounds at Sea 24/10/1922

Next of Kin: Son of Revd Thomas and Mary Helen Spear of Holmeside, Malvern

The Malvern News reported: “Major H B Spear (the son of Revd T Spear of Malvern) has returned to the front in temporary command of a Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment. He was severely wounded in the Second Battle of Ypres [1], and his right arm is permanently disabled.”

He first went to France in December 1914, making it likely that he served with the 1st or 2nd Battalions.

Malvern News 27/10/17


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