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  • Photo published on 10th April 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Nottingham
He was the son of Alice Spinks. In 1911 at the age of 15 (b, 1896) he and his mother, who was married but listed as the head of household, lived at 6 Scotland Yard, Bellar Gate, Nottingham, together with Alice's mother, Mrs Caroline Watson (84, widow). Alice later moved to 12 Olive Yard, Barker Gate, Nottingham.
In 1911 Jesse Spinks was a paste board maker.
11 Mar 1916
20
187324 - CWGC Website
15841
Private
11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Jesse Spinks, enlisted in Nottingham on 19th August 1913, he was 18 yrs and 9 months, he was a machinist and his religion was Church of England. His next of kin was his mother Alice of 12 Olive Yard, Barker Gate, Nottingham. He served with service no 16647 in the 3rd battalion Grenadier Guards. He served with the guards until on 6th May 1914 he was found unfit for further service by a medical board due to chronic inflamation in both ears, he was discharged from the Army on 6th June 1914. Following the outbreak of war he re enlisted in Nottingham and served with the 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment . He landed in France on 27th March 1915 , he died of wounds on 11th March 1916 of wounds received two days previously. He is Buried in Sailly-Sur-La-Lys Canadian Cemetery (grave ref II.A.23)
Incorrect spelling of first name on memorial (Jessie for Jesse)
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  • Photo published on 10th April 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Jesse Spinks - Photo published on 10th April 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918