LIEUTENANT HUMFREY RICHARD TALBOT
3RD DRAGOON GUARDS, PRINCE OF WALES OWN
13TH NOVEMBER 1914 AGE 25
BURIED: YPRES TOWN CEMETERY, BELGIUM
Lieutenant Talbot's inscription is a quotation from verse 3 of a hymn by John Mason Neale (1818-1866):
Christian! dost thou hear them,
How they speak thee fair?
"Always fast and vigil?
Always watch and prayer?"
Christian! answer boldly,
"While I breathe I pray."
Peace shall follow battle,
Night shall end in day.
Humfrey Richard Talbot was the third son of George Gustavus Chetwynd Talbot, Mayor of Hemel Hempstead. Educated at Wellington College and at Frieburg in Germany, he was gazetted into the King's Liverpool Regiment in 1909, transferred to the 3rd Dragoon Guards in February 1913 and embarked for France on 30 October 1914. He was killed by shellfire two weeks later on 13 November.