Captain Thomas Humphrey Sneyd

Captain Thomas Humphrey Sneyd was born in 1882 the son of Major-General Thomas William Sneyd who commanded the Queens Bays from 1877 to 1881. His mother was Charlotte Marion Repton and the family home was at Ashcombe Park, Staffs. He married Phoebe Marianne Brodie, daughter of John Sharp Callender Brodie, before 1914 and they lived at Basford Hall, Leek, Staffordshire. He served in his father's regiment but at some point he transferred to the 4th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. He died on 2 November 1914, killed in action. He was buried at Ploegsteert and re-interred in the British Cemetery at Messines Ridge. There is a memorial at St Edward the Confessor Church, Cheddleton, erected by his wife, parents and sisters. The photo shows him in khaki service dress c1902 with Queen's Bays badges on the collar.

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