Regiment : 7th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment
Service number : 7388
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 37 on 20th April 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panel 34.
Birthplace : Born and resident Redditch, Worcestershire enlisted Worcester
Relatives : Brother of Mrs S. Brewer, 10 Wattis Rd., Bearwood, Smethwick, Staffordshire
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Credits : Researched by Jillian Coombes.
On the 1891 census William G. Spooner aged 11, (worker but unable to read what he did) lived with his parents William H. and Martha M. and siblings at 11A George Street, Redditch.
The Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger, Saturday 1st September 1917:
Previously Missing now Reported Killed
(7388) W. G. Spooner – North Staffs from Redditch
Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger digitised by and courtesy of Martin Stephens: http://www.bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk