Local fallen soldier remembered as part of World War One Commemorations

Release Date: 
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 09:30

Corby Borough Council will commemorate another local soldier killed during the First World War on 17th February, William Spriggs of Weldon.

 

William Spriggs was born in Weldon in 1878. He married in 1905 and lived in Weldon with his wife and four children. William was employed as an ironstone labourer prior to the First World War.

 

William Spriggs served with the Northamptonshire Regiment and was serving with the 6th Battalion at the time of his death. Private (15122) William Spriggs was killed in action on 17th February 1917. The 6th Battalion were fighting towards Miraumont and Grandcourt at that time.

 

Private William Spriggs is buried in the Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt and commemorated on the Weldon War Memorial.

 

Further information on William Spriggs will be presented on the Cube Helpdesk, will be shared through Twitter, @CorbyBC, and can be found on our WWI commemoration pages.

More Information: 

For press enquries please contact: Kimberley Buzzard, Corby Borough Council
Telephone: 01536 464022 Mobile: 07875 166 970
Email kim.buzzard@corby.gov.uk

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Last updated: Thursday 9th February 2017 04:54:19 PM
Review date: Wednesday 30th January 2019 04:33:32 PM