9 - RECORDS OF THE MEN OF LOCHBROOM
1494. PTE JAMES SPEED
4th Bn. The Seaforth Highlanders
Gardener at Dundonnell. Son of Mr. R. Speed, Bridge Cottage, Strathtay, Perthshire.
|Enlisted in the 4th Seaforths
||25th Mar. 1913. |
||4th Aug. 1914.
|Proceeded to France
||5th Nov. 1914. |
|Killed in action at the battle of Neuve Chapelle
||12th Mar. 1915. |
Had one brother serving –
- Sergt. Robert Speed, 9th Seaforths. Twice wounded.
- Pte. Peter Speed, 7th Seaforths.
“All that life contains of torture, toil and treason,
Shame, dishonour, death, to him were but a name.
Here, a boy, he dwelt, through all the singing season,
And, ere the day of sorrow, departed as he came.”
From the poem "In Memorian F.A.S." by Robert Louis Stevenson.