Henry Segrave blue plaque in London

Sir Henry Segrave
1896-1930
World Speed
Record Holder
lived here
in flat No.6
1917-1920

Sir Henry O'Neil de Hane Segrave (22 September 1896 – 13 June 1930) was famous for setting three land speed records and the water speed record. He was the first person to hold both the land and water speed records simultaneously. He was the first person to travel at over 200 mph (320 km/h) in a land vehicle. The Segrave Trophy was established in 1930 to commemorate his life.

Source: dbpedia

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