Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1893, Ipswich.

Died on or since death presumed: 15th February 1915; age 23; KiA.

Residence: 15, Angel Lane, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 8088

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 21.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,






1901   8, Gooding’s Court, Cox Lane, Ipswich.


Charles was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick Robert Sporle, 54, a Quay labourer, born Sudbury, Suffolk.

Laura Hannah Sporle (nee Johnson), 32, born Sudbury.

Ethel Laura Elizabeth Sporle, 4, born Ipswich.

George Henry Sporle, 1, born Ipswich.



1911   Barrosa Barracks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot, Surrey.


Charles was 18 years old, a Soldier ranked Private for the 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.


Soldiers’ Effects to Frederick Sporle – father.

 Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

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