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Sergeant Joseph Spooner

Sergeant Joseph Spooner

Male 1870 - 1915  (45 years)

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  • Name Joseph Spooner 
    Prefix Sergeant 
    Born 22 May 1870  Bury St Edmunds, , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1901  Bethnal Green, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    ships worker 
    Immigration 1903  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Laborer, Machine Shop 
    Residence 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Anglican 
    Military 1914  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Enlistment WW1 
    • Spooner, Joseph Sergeant. Enlisted October 26, 1914 with 18th Battalion. Church of England. Born May 22, 1867 at Bury, St. Edmunds, England. Educated at St. Clement Danes School, Strand, London, England. Married Alice S. Franks in England and has 13 children.He left Canada April 13, 1915 and was killed in action November 14, 1915. His widow, Mrs. A.S.Spooner, lives at 14 Lowell Street, Galt, Ontario. Wilbert Richard Spooner, 14 Lowell Street, Galt, Ontario.1a

      1aSpooner, Joseph: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 18 May 2016, from https://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2848639/data?n=1
    Spooner, Joseph Sergeant.
    Spooner, Joseph Sergeant.
    Enlisted October 26, 1914 with 18th Battalion. Church of England. Born May 22, 1867 at Bury, St. Edmunds, England. Educated at St. Clement Danes School, Strand, London, England. Married Alice S. Franks in England and has 13 children.He left Canada April 13, 1915 and was killed in action November 14, 1915. His widow, Mrs. A.S.Spooner, lives at 14 Lowell Street, Galt, Ontario. Wilbert Richard Spooner, 14 Lowell Street, Galt, Ontario.

    Spooner, Joseph: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 18 May 2016, from https://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2848639/data?n=1
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    WW1, 18th Battalion / 29th Regiment / Driver Field Artilery, Service #53878 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    WW1, Sergeant, 18th Battalion 
    Occupation 1914  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    real estate 
    Misfortune 1915 
    Killed in WW1 
    Died 14 Nov 1915 
    Website 2009 
    Photograph 
    • Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection

      Description: Black and white postcard of Platoon Sergeant J. Spooner, in uniform.

      Notes: Platoon Sergeant J. Spooner served with the 18th Battalion, 4th Brigade, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was killed in action 14 November 1915.
      Inscriptions:

      Front: Platoon Sergeant J. Spooner. 18th Batt. [Symbol of cross] Nov. 14, 1915.

      Reverse: Platoon Sergt J. Spooner, 18th Battn. C.E.F., 4th Brigade. Killed in action 14th November 1915
    Residence , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence Bury St Edmunds, , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 14 Lowell St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-150093P 
    Buried Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, near, Ypres, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I150093  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Family Alice Sophia Franks,   b. Oct 1867, Bethnal Green, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1945, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 29 May 1887  Bethnal Green, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. George Henry Spooner,   b. Jan 1889, Bethnal Green, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1965, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     2. Alice Spooner,   b. Sep 1890, Bethnal Green, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William Samuel Spooner,   b. 30 Apr 1892, Radcliffe, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Rose M. Spooner,   b. Feb 1894, Radcliffe, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Margaret Spooner,   b. Jul 1894, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Florence Spooner,   b. Jan 1896, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Arthur Spooner,   b. 12 Apr 1897, Mile End, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Edward Spooner,   b. Aug 1901, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. James Spooner,   b. Jun 1902, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Wilbert Richard "Bert" Spooner,   b. 14 Nov 1905, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1993, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     11. Viola Spooner,   b. 1912, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F38062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Joseph Spooner
    Joseph Spooner
    Grace Schmidt Room of Local History digital collection

  • Sources 
    1. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers, Regimental number(s): 53878 Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9201 - 14.

    2. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 15 Page 36.

    3. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    4. [S2230] Census - England - 1901, England County London, Middlesex Municipal ward South Registration district Mile End Old Town Archive reference RG13 Piece number 329 Folio 13 Page 15.
      JosephSpoonerHeadMarriedMale 33Ships WorkerBury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
      Alice SSpoonerWifeMarriedFemale34Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England
      JosephSpoonerSonSingleMale13Commercial Office BoyBethnal Green, Middlesex, England
      GeorgeSpoonerSonSingleMale12Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England
      AliceSpoonerDaughterSingleFemale11Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England
      WilliamSpoonerSonSingleMale9Radcliffe, London, England
      Rose MSpoonerDaughterSingleFemale1Radcliffe, London, England
      ArthurSpoonerSonSingleMale0Mile End, Middlesex, England

    5. [S2231] Military - Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One.

    6. [S2587] England & Wales marriages 1837-2005 Transcription - FindMyPast.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 May 1870 - Bury St Edmunds, , Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 May 1887 - Bethnal Green, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ships worker - 1901 - Bethnal Green, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1903 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer, Machine Shop - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Anglican - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Enlistment WW1 - 1914 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - real estate - 1914 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Bury St Edmunds, , Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 14 Lowell St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, near, Ypres, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
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