Born: 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 7th April 1916; age 24; Died of accidental injuries.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 1630

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Bethune Town Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Henry William Sporle, of 6, Lower Barclay Street, Ipswich.




1901   95, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


Frederick was 9 years old and living with his widowed father & sisters at the home of his paternal grandparents, aunts & uncle.

Henry Sporle, 65, a Coffee Stall Keeper, born Ipswich.

Eleanor Matilda Sporle (nee Tricker), 64, born Plymouth Barracks, Devon, Devonport.

Annie Elizabeth Sporle, 26, born Ipswich.

George Isaac Sporle, 21, a General Labourer, born Ipswich.

Ethel Rosa Sporle, 19, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Henry William Sporle, 39, a Coal Porter, born Sudbury, Suffolk.

Laura Ruth Sporle, 16, born Ipswich.

Violet Lavinia Sporle, 12, born Ipswich.

Alice Laura Sporle, 5, born Ipswich.


1911   95, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


Frederick was 18 years old, a Machinist – Engineering Works. He was living with his widowed father & sister at the home of his paternal grandparents & aunt.

Henry, 75, a Retired Boot Maker.

Eleanor, 74.

Laura, 26, Assistant in Shop – Stationers.

Henry, 49, a Quay Labourer – Quay Side.

Alice, 15, a Day Girl – Domestic.


Frederick’s mother was Happy Ellen Sporle (nee Barrett), born 1863, Ipswich – died March 1899, Ipswich.

Frederick’s grandmother, Eleanor Matilda Sporle died 1912, Ipswich.


The Sporle family applied for Frederick’s medals – 25th August 1921.

Frederick is also remembered on St. Clement’s Congregational Church WW1 Memorial, Holy Trinity church Ipswich.


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