Born: 1891, Tuddenham, Suffolk.

Died: 16th May 1915; age 24.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 704

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Rue-des-Berceaux Military Cemetery,

Richebourg L’Avoue,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr & Mrs George Spinks of 15, Star Lane, Ipswich.




1901   15, Star Lane, Ipswich.


Edward was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Spinks, 37, a Dock Labourer, born Witnesham, Suffolk.

Sarah Starling Spinks (nee Wilson), 36, born Great Oakley, Essex.

Mabel Spinks, 8, born Ipswich.

Grace Spinks, 6, born Ipswich.

Hilda Spinks, 2, born Ipswich.

George Albert Spinks, 5 months, born Ipswich.


1911   15, Star Lane, Ipswich.


Edward was 19 years old, a Railway Labourer – G.E.Railway. He was living with his parents & siblings.

George, 47, a Carter – Railway Agent.

Sarah, 46.

Hilda, 12.

George, 10.

Aubrey Ernest Spinks, 8, born Ipswich.

Harold Joseph Spinks, 6, born Ipswich.

Lottie Spinks, 4, born Ipswich.

Gladys Sarah Spinks, 2, born Ipswich.


Edward is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at the Quay Church, Ipswich.

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