John Ralph SPRECKLEY

John Ralph SPRECKLEY

Male 1895 - 1917  (22 years)

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  • Name John Ralph SPRECKLEY 
    Born 1895  Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census New 31 Mar 1901  Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census New 2 Apr 1911  Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Newspaper Report 1917  Bedford, Beds Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    War Memorial 28 Apr 1917  France & Flanders Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 28 Apr 1917  France & Flanders Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I5274  Freeman-Culpin | Culpin descendants
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2018 

    Father John SPRECKLEY,   b. 2 Apr 1861, Whittlesey, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1948, Bedford, Beds Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Caroline CULPIN,   b. 26 Sep 1860, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943, Bedford, Beds Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1895 - Islington, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - 47 Parrisoll Road, Islington, age 5 - 31 Mar 1901 - Islington, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - 5P Cornwall Gardens, Marylebone, age 15, school of engineering - 2 Apr 1911 - Marylebone, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - BEDFORD TERRITORIAL KILLED: We regret to announce that news has been received of the death of Pte. John Ralph Spreckley, Bedfordshire Regiment, son of Mr and Mrs Spreckley, 10, Elstow-road, Bedford. He had been previously reported missing since April 28th, but it has now been ascertained that he was killed in the second battle of Arras. The deceased soldier joined up on September 5th, 1914, and went with his Battalion to the Gallipoli Peninsula, taking part in the famous landing at Suvla Bay on August 12th, 1915, and was in the advance of August 15th. He was invalided home with dysentery, and was sent to France on November 28th, 1916, since which hehad been in various engagements, and was a member of a Lewis machine gun section in the advance in which he lost his life. An officer wrote to his parents that, "he was a brave and good soldier, and his fault - it it was one - was that he showed too much keenness and pluck." In civil life Pte Spreckley was emplyed at Messrs Sanderson and Mills' works at Elstow. - 1917 - Bedford, Beds Link to Google Earth
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    John Ralph Spreckley
    John Ralph Spreckley

  • Sources 
    1. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), JQ1895, Islington, 1b 415.

    2. [s33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG13/199/9/10.

    3. [s33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG14PN576 RG78PN20 RD7 SD3 ED19 SN388.

    4. [S636] Family Trees on Ancestry, (www.ancestry.co.uk).
      Robert Whaley tree

    5. [S22] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, (www.cwgc.org).