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Arthur J Speke enlisted the Royal Bucks Hussars, service number 1160, later, 205299.  He was the son of Samuel Arthur and Louisa Jane Speke, and was born in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, in 1896.

He entered the theatre of war on 21st April 1915 and was probably involved in a cavalry charge at El Murgar on 13th November 1917. He suffered injuries and died the following day.

He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

Private Arthur Speke is buried at Gaza War Cemetery, Israel, plot reference IX. A. 15.

Private Arthur J Speke Cap badge of the Royal Bucks Hussars