Born: 1883, Ipswich.

Presumed dead: 26th August 1914; age 31.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th August 1914 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 6712

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Reference:

La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Walter & Caroline Sparkes, of 39, White Elm Street, Ipswich.




1891   14, Arthur Street, Ipswich.


George was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Walter Sparkes, 43, a Labourer – Lawn Mower Works, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Caroline Sophia Sparkes (nee Bumstead), 41, born Salt House Lane, Ipswich.

Robert Sparkes, 6, born Ipswich.

Emma Sparkes, 4, born Ipswich.

Margaret Caroline Sparkes, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   St. Peter’s Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands.


George was 18 years old, a Soldier ranked Private in the 3rd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.


1911   Egypt.


George was 28 years old, a Soldier ranked Private in the 1st Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.


Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

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Suffolk regiment website

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