Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 31st July 1916; age 19; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 10370

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment, 8th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Pier & Face 8c & 9A & 16A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Julia Spalding, of 20, Alpe Street, Ipswich.




1901   20, Alpe Street, Ipswich.


Stanley was 4 years old and living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Julia Ellen F. Cropley, 35, Living on own Means, born Ipswich.

William Alfred Spalding, 13, born Ipswich.

Frederick Henry Spalding, 10, born Ipswich.

Hilda Beatrice Spalding, 8, born Ipswich.

1 boarder

1 general domestic servant.


1911   Royal Masonic School, The Avenue, Bushley, Hertfordshire.


Stanley was 14 years old. He was 1 of 392 pupils.


Stanley’s father was, Alfred Spalding, born 1858, Ipswich – died October 1899, Ipswich. He was a Printer & Stationer.


Alfred was a member of the Lodge of Perfect Friendship, Ipswich. He joined at the age of 29, as a Printer. The Freemasonry Membership Records show he joined on the 17th March 1886 – date of passing – 21st April – raising – 16th June. Certificates – 22nd December 1886.

Stanely is also remembered on St. Matthew’s church memorial, Ipswich.


Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment, 8th Battalion

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