Hume, Edward Archibald


The second son of Edward Hume of Lincoln’s Inn and one of three Wykehamist brothers. He came to Winchester from St David’s School, Reigate and in his last year was a Commoner Prefect and a member of Sixth Book. In 1898 he went up to Trinity College, Oxford, taking his degree in 1900. Two years later he was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn. In 1909 he was appointed Chief Magistrate of the Crown Colony of the Gambia and on his return to England in 1913 became the prospective Unionist candidate for Banffshire.

On the outbreak of war he was appointed a postal censor and after a few months service obtained a commission in the 7th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. On 25th July 1915 he fell, seriously wounded in the spine by a spent bullet, at Gallipoli and died in a hospital ship on 27th August, while on his way home. He was buried at sea.

Captain Hume married in 1912 Miss Violet Mary Hope.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Hume
  • Forenames or initials: Edward Archibald
  • House: H
  • Years in School: 1892-1898
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 25th December 1878
  • Date of Death: 27th August 1915
  • How Died: Died of wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer A1
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Buried at sea, but commemorated on the HELLES MEMORIAL, GALLIPOLI: Panel 134-136