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Born: 30th January1897, Ipswich.

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

Residence: 20, Alpe Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: on the staff of the London City and Midland Bank, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; date: 30th March 1916.

Stanley’s period of training was short, and he was sent out to France in the summer of that year.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 10370

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


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial 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.


Stanley was educated at the Royal Masonic School, Bushley, Hertfordshire – entered 1909 –  Knight’s House – left 1913, age 16, passing the Cambridge Senior Local Examination. Described as one of those unassuming boys who work in their quiet, but none the less effective, way for the welfare of their House. He was liked and respected by all with whom he came in contact.


Soldiers’ Effects to Julia Ellen Spalding – mother.


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


Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment, 8th Battalion

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