ARTHUR CHARLES SPOONER

 

 

Born: 1885, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd March 1918; age 33; Died of Wounds.

Enlistment Location; Birmingham, Warwickshire.

Rank: Battery Quartermaster Sergeant; Service Number: 19175

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘B’ Battery, 93rd Brigade.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

XIII.A.2.

Grevillers British Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Florence Louise Spooner of The Cedars, Julian Road, Ludlow, Shropshire.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   4, Samuel Road, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 5 years old and living with his parents, sisters & widowed paternal grandmother.

Arthur George Spooner, 34, a Printer Machine Ruler, born Ipswich.

Emma Eliza Spooner (nee Bales), 31, born Ipswich.

Annie Maud Spooner, 12, born Ipswich.

Alice Gertrude Spooner, 9, born Ipswich.

Ethel Louisa Spooner, 8, born Ipswich.

Flora Beatrice Spooner, 4, born Ipswich.

Sarah Spooner, 64, Living on own Means, born Claydon, Suffolk.

 

1901   59, Bulwer Road, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 15 years old, a Light Porter. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur, 43, a Machine Ruler – Printing.

Emma, 40.

Annie, 22, a Machine Hand – Printing.

Flora, 14, a Book Folder.

Hilda May Spooner, 9, born Ipswich.

Frederick Stanley Spooner, born Ipswich.

 

1911   County Lunatic Asylum, Barnsley Hall, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

 

Arthur was 25 years old, a Mental Nurse.

 

In 1915, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, Arthur married Florence Louise Parry.

A family note: (Susan 2016)

Arthur Charles Spooner was married to my father’s aunt Florence, who lived in Ludlow. Several years ago in March, with my husband I visited Grevillers Cemetery in France and paid my respects at his memorial stone by laying a Royal British Legion poppy wreath. As far as I know, I was the first family member on Florence’s side to visit the cemetery. I found the experience very moving. We had been in Ypres the day before on 23 March, and discovered quite by chance that 23 March was the date of Arthur’s death, so resolved to visit his grave the next day on 24 March. Also, coincidentally, I live not very far from the site of the original County Lunatic Asylum, Barnsley Hall in Bromsgrove, which is where Athur was a nurse.

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Royal Field Artillery, ‘B’ Battery, 93rd Brigade

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