Project Description

FRED SPENCER 1877–?

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Born 17th March 1877 in St Mary Le Wigford, Lincoln

Baptised 8th July 1877 at St Mary Le Wigford Church, Lincoln. Home address: 14 Nelson Street, St Mary Le Wigford.

Married Apr-Jun 1901 in Bingham District to Ada Bemrose from Radcliffe on Trent (sister of William Bemrose)

Children: Albert born 1902, Elsie born 1904 in Radcliffe on Trent, Fred born 1906, Florry born 1907 in Radcliffe on Trent, Ada born 1911

Date of death unknown

1881 census

Living at 7 Nelson Cottages, St Mary le Wigford, Lincoln with father John a railway porter (born in Langar, Notts), mother Emma, brother Herbert 7, sister Annie 6, brother Robert 4 and sister Elizabeth 8 months.

1891 census

Age 14, a checker in an iron foundry living at 37 Charlesworth Street, St Mary le Wigford, Lincoln with father John, railway porter, mother Emma and his siblings. Two more sisters had been born: Florence 8 and Kate 6.

1901 Census

Boarding with George and Sarah Nowell and family on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent; occupation plasterer’s labourer.

1911 Census

Age 34, a bricklayer’s labourer, living at 1 Florence Terrace, Pinders House Road, Nottingham with wife Ada and children Albert, 9, Elsie, 7, Fred, 6 and Florry, 4.

Military Service

From the UK, Silver War badge records:

Rank: Private

Service Number: 268305

Military Unit: 1st Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, 24th Brigade, 8th Division

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Enlisted 16.2.17

Wounded

26.6.17: Shrapnel wound left arm (fracture).

Entrained Remy, detrained Boulogne

Reported wounded in the Nottingham Evening Post on 28th July 1917

9.5.18 Discharged due to wounds, age 41-2 (Silver War badge records)

Medals Awarded

British War, Victory and Silver War badge no. 365239

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Married a Radcliffe on Trent woman and lived in Radcliffe on Trent before and during the war.