Born: 1888, Ipswich.

Died on or since – previously missing: 16th August 1916; age 28; KiA.

Residence: 24, Chenery Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 265089

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly 1071, Suffolk Cyclist Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War + Territorial Force War Medal.


Memorial Reference:

Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified and Address: Son of William and Emily Jane Spinks, of 24, Chenery Street, Ipswich.




1891   14, Beck Street, Ipswich.


Percy was 3 years old and living with his parents

William Spinks, 28, a Grocer’s Porter; born Dunnington, Northamptonshire.

Emily Jane Spinks (nee Barnard ), 26; born Ipswich.


1901   20, Peel Street, Ipswich.


Percy was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings

William, 38, a Cabman & Groom.

Emily, 36.

Jessie Winifred Spinks, 9, born Ipswich.

Walter Barnard Spinks, 7, born Ipswich.

Margaret Desborough Spinks, 4, born Ipswich.


1911   20, Peel Street, Ipswich.


Percy was 22 years old, a Factory Hay Packer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William,48, a Hackney Driver Coachman.

Emily, 46.

Jessie, 19.

Walter, 17, a Machinist Carpenter.

Margaret, 14.

Charles Edward Spinks, 9, born Ipswich.


Percy is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.



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