|In Memory of:||Major Humphrey St Leger Stucley|
|Regiment:||King’s Company 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards|
|Died:||Of injuries received on 29th October 1914 Aged 37|
|Served:||Zandvoort near Ypres (First Battle of Ypres)|
|Remembered with honour:||Zandvoort British Cemetery, section V1.C.3|
Humphrey was the Son of Sir George (1st Baronet of Moreton) and Lady Stucley of Moreton Park, Bideford. He was born 1877 in Hampshire.
In 1908 he married Dorothy Beatrice Rose Carew of Coliepripriest Tiverton. When they were married she lived at 26 St. George’s Road London SW1. She was the grand-daughter of Revd R B Carew, former Vicar of Bickleigh.
Humphrey and Rose had two sons. (His son Lewis Robert Carew Stucley (born 1910) served as a Major in the Grenadier Guards, and he died on 1943, possibly of diptheria, whilst on active duty during WW2. He is buried in Bone Cemetery, Annaba, Algeria. He was 32 years old.
Humphrey was a commissioned officer in the Grenadier Guards, he served in the Egyptian Campaign of 1898 (Omdurman) and in the Boer War 1900 -1902. He is mentioned in dispatches.
Humphrey was Second in Command of the First Battalion Grenadier Guards and sailed with the Battalion to Zeebrugge. They landed on 7th October 1914. This Battalion was soon in action, attacking Kruiseecke on the Ypres-Menin road. The casualties to 27th October were 310. On 29th October they came under heavy fire from British Artillery, falling short on 29th October. Also the enemy attacked, pushing the remainder of the battalion back. Major Humphrey St. Leger Sstucley was among the many killed.
(quotation collected from the records office, included in a Commonwealth War Graves Commission Document).
This quotation was also included:
In Hartland Parish Church on Friday a cross was dedicated to the memory of the late Major Humphrey St. Leger Stucley, Grenadier Guards, who was killed in action near Ypres on October 29th 1914. At the service mention was also made of william Prouse, RFR., killed at the Dardenelles on July 27th and of Frank Colwill, 1/6th Devons, who died of enteric in Mesopotamia on October 1915.