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St Ann's, Nottingham
Samuel Henry (known as Harry) was born in 1896 the son of Charles George a tailor and Emma Spooner (née Perkins). They lived at 15 Edwin Street, St Ann's, Nottingham. Samuel’s parents were both born at Nottingham, Charles George in 1874 and Emma in 1875. Married on 29th April 1895 in Nottingham, they had eleven children in the city eight surviving infancy - Samuel Henry b.1896, Fanny b.1898, Charles b.1900, Beatrice b.1902, Edward b.1907, Edmund b.1908, Clarence b.1910, Albert b.1913 and William b.1915. In 1911, the family was living at 16, Providence Place, Nottingham and listed as Charles George a tailor, his wife Emma and their children Samuel H (14), Fanny (13), Charles (11), Beatrice (9), ‘Edward’ (4) and Clarence (11 months). On the 1911 Census, Edmund Richard Spooner (1907), family name Ted, was incorrectly named as Edward R Spooner.
09 May 1915
1562442 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Harry Spooner, enlisted at Nottingham under age being only 18 when he died. He landed in France on 19th January 1915 . He was killed in action on 9th May 1915. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial,
In memoriam published 27th December 1915 in the Nottingham Daily Express :- “Rifleman Harry Spooner has made the Complete Sacrifice, being killed in action on May 9th last, in France. He joined the famous King's Royal Rifles, along with many other brave Nottingham lads, soon after the outbreak of war.” In Memoriam courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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