WW1 Project William Alfred SPINK <BACK





Warnham Address
Warnham Court
Date & Place of Birth
Q1 1889 Leyton
Occupation
Manservant
Enlisted
13th Aug 1914
Regiment(s)
1st Bn Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Rank
Private
Regimental No(s)
L/10426
Service Record
W. Europe Theatre from 25th Aug 1915
Transferred to Royal Fusiliers 2nd May 1917 (56439)
Transferred to Labour Corps 12th May 1917
Transferred to Royal West Kents 9th Oct 1917
Served in 13th French Mortar Battery in Italy
Awards
Victory medal, British War Medal, 1914-15 Star
Died
16th Apr 1918, memorial at Ploegsteert, Belgium
Source(s)
War memorial, Service record, medal card
Notes

Eroneously thought he had been born in Norfolk where his father came from.
Father left his mother a few months before he was born.

Mother was killed by partner http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t19030309-318-offence-1&div=t19030309-318&terms=chapman|spink#highlight
William was brought up by Dr. Barnardo's or workhouse from age 11, possibly in Aylsham
Employed as an 'odd man' at Warnham Court in 1911
He thought he had no relatives, unaware he had a brother who had left with his father.

C.J. Lucas made enquiries as to his fate