Corby Borough Council marks the 100th anniversary of WWI soldier, Daniel Spriggs, on Sunday 18th February as part of the local authority’s continued WWI commemorations.
Daniel Spriggs was born in Weldon in 1875. His father was John Spriggs of Weldon who was an agricultural labourer and his mother was Mary Ann Spriggs (nee Brown) who was originally from Brigstock.
The couple married in 1859 and in 1881 were living in Weldon with their six children. By 1891 Daniel was living with the Patrick family in Newland Street, Kettering following which he moved to Nottingham.
Daniel was initially a Private (18777) in the Army Service Corps. He was 40 years old when he enlisted.
Private Daniel Spriggs arrived in France on 23rd October 1915, he was later transferred to the Labour Corps (304757) in the 725 Labour Company.
It is recorded that Private Daniel Spriggs died of wounds on the 18th February 1918. His service record states he died from wounds to the abdomen resulting from a bomb.
Private Spriggs is buried at the Ruyaulcourt Military Cemetery and remembered on the Weldon War Memorial.
Further information all local WWI soldiers can be found on Corby Borough Council’s website, www.corby.gov.uk/home/leisure-culture/first-world-war-centenary-1914-1918.