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Hugh Plaskitt

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Bio Hugh was born in Kensington, London, the seventh of the nine children, and the younger of the two sons, of Joseph Plaskitt, a solicitor with offices at l9 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, and his wife Emily Julia Cowie. The family lived at 6, The Grove, The Boltons, Kensington. Hugh was baptised at St. Luke’s Church, Kensington on November 27.
Hugh educated at Westminster School, where he played cricket, and came up to Christ Church in 1899. The following summer he played tennis for the University against Cambridge partnering T.D. Rudkin in the Doubles. He played in the Singles at Wimbledon, having a bye into the second round in which he was beaten 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 by F. Payn. In 1901, Hugh played for the University in both the singles and the doubles.

At the time of the 1901 census, Hugh was staying with a clergyman at Bishops Stortford. In 1910, he married his cousin Norah Francis Cowie. They had two daughters, Evenlode M. Plaskitt born in Watford in 1911 and Naomi Merlith Plaskitt born in 1913.
He was killed in action at the age of 37. He was buried in Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania Plot 4. D. 1.
(According to another source, he died of malaria contracted while on active service in the Army Service Corps in Africa.)
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