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St Ann's, Nottingham
Samuel Henry known as Harry was born in St Anns in 1896 and was the son of Charles George a tailor and Emma Spooner née Perkins, they lived at 15 Edwin Street, St Ann's, Nottingham His father Charles George was born in 1874 in Nottingham and his mother Emma Perkins was born in 1875 also in Nottingham, they were married on 29th April 1895 in Nottingham and went on to have 11 children, sadly 3 were to die in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were all born in Nottingham and were Samuel Henry b1896, Fanny b1898, Charles b1900, Beatrice b1902, Edward b1907, Edmund b1908, Clarence b1910, Albert b1913 and William b1915. In the 1911 census the family are living at 16 Providence Place, Nottingham and are shown as Charles George 37 yrs a tailor, he is living with his wife Emma 36 yrs and their children Samuel H 14 yrs, Fanny 13 yrs, Charles 11 yrs, Beatrice 9 yrs, Edward 4 yrs and Clarence 11 months.
09 May 1915
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Rifleman
2nd Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Rifleman Harry Spooner, enlisted at Nottingham, he was under age being only 18 yrs of age when he died. He served with the 2nd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, and 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.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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