Born: 1879, St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Died: 12th October 1917; age 38; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 46844

Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment, 11th Battalion.

Formerly 140670, Royal Engineers.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


The Huts Cemetery,

West- Vlaanderen,




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1881   45, Austin Street, Ipswich.


Frederick was a year old and living with his parents & widowed maternal grandmother.

Joseph Sporle, 27, a Paimter, born Ipswich.

Hephzibah Sporle (nee Drake), 26, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Drake, 67, born Ipswich.


1891   19, Vernon Street, Ipswich.


Frederick was 11 years old and living with his widowed father & siblings.

Jospeh, 32, a Carpenter.

Gertrude Mary Sporle, 5, born Ipswich.

Alfred Howard Sporle, 5, born Ipswich.

Rose Clarissa Sporle, 4, born Ipswich.

Harry Harold Sporle, 3, born Ipswich.

1 housekeeper.


1901   2, Cecilia Street, Ipswich.


Frederick was 22 years old, a Plasterer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Adelaide, 24.

Harriet, 1.


1911   32, Bell Lane, Ipswich.


Frederick was 31 years old, a Plasterer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Adelaide, 34.

Harriet, 11.

Dorothy, 9.

Mabel, 4.

Joseph, 1.


Frederick’s mother, Hephzibah Sporle, died 1890, Ipswich.


In 1898, Ipswich, Frederick married, Adelaide Elliston, born 1876, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich – died 1911, Ipswich.

They had 4 children:

Harriet Adelaide Eva Sporle, born October 1899, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Dorothy Caroline Sporle, born October, 1901, St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Mabel Violet Sporle, born April 1906, St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Joseph Alfred Sporle, born June 1909, St. Peter’s, Ipswich.


Frederick is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich, and on the St. Nicholas Congregational Church war memorial, once sited at St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich..


Leicestershire Regiment, 11th Battalion

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