image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1896, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

Died: 19th August 1916; age 20; KiA.

Residence: 21, Hill Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 28th February 1915 – France.


02/06/1915 Listed as “Wounded” on the Casualty List issued by the War Office from 2nd June 1915.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 2998

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


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr W.J. & Mrs F.J. Sprawling, of 88, Spring Road, Ipswich.




1901   14, Arthur Street, Ipswich.


Stanley was 5 years old and living with his father, siblings & paternal aunt.

Walter James Sprawling, 38, an Oil Mill Labourer, born Great Coggeshall, Essex.

Horace George Sprawling, 2, born Ipswich.

Dorothy Kate Sprawling, 7 months, Ipswich.

Hannah Sprawling, 45, a Tailoress, born Great Coggeshall, Essex.


In 1901, Stanley’s mother was a patient at the East Suffolk Hospital, Anglesea Road, Ipswich.

Flora Jane Sprawling (nee Ruggles), 36, born Great Coggeshall, Essex.


1911   21, Hill Street, Ipswich.


Stanley was 15 years old, an Errand Boy – Bakery. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Walter, 48, a Baker – Bakery.

Flora, 46, a Machinist – at home.


Kate, 10.

 Stanley is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.

Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion:

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