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Private Charles Henry Spriggs

30068 5th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Pte C SpriggsSon of Mr Joel and Mrs Ann Spriggs
Husband of Edith S E (nee Green)

Aged 38 years

Died 10th October 1918

Commemorated Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais
Panel 6

Born at Wellingborough, enlisted at Rushden.

Rushden Echo, November 8th, 1918, transcribed by Greville Watson

Rushden’s Casualty List - Pte. Charles Henry Spriggs

Mrs Spriggs, of 136, High-street South, Rushden, has received official news that her husband, Pte. Charles Henry Spriggs, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, aged 38, was killed in action on October 10th.  Deceased, who leaves a widow and one child, joined the County Regiment three years ago, and after fighting in Salonika and Egypt , was transferred to the Western front last June.  He came home on his first leave about two months ago.  The late Pte. Spriggs, up to the time of joining the Colours, was employed by Messrs. Coggins, of Raunds, in which town he resided with his family until he joined the Forces.

The Wellingborough News Friday 15 November 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates

To France to Die - Rushden Man Killed in Action

Pte C H Spriggs, of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of Mr and Mrs Spriggs, Gordon-road, Wellingborough, and husband of Mrs Spriggs, High-street-south, Rushden, has been killed in action. The deceased soldier joined the Northants Regiment three years ago, and served in Egypt. He went to France about four months ago, and was killed on October 10th. The deceased soldier, who was the uncle of Signaller Spriggs, formerly of the "Evening Telegraph" office staff, Wellingborough, worked for Messrs. Coggins, of Raunds, and was a well-known skittle player.

The Wellingborough News Friday 10 October 1919, transcribed by Nicky Bates

In Memoriam

In loving memory of CHARLES HENRY SPRIGGS, dearly loved son of Mr and Mrs J Spriggs, 31, Gordon-street, Wellingborough, who was killed in action, October 10th, 1918.

There is a link death cannot sever, Love and remembrance will live forever.

From his loving Mother, Father, Sisters and Brothers.

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