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Person Details

SPRINGFORD, Isaac

Memorials

Name: Eton - WW1 High Street, Eton
NIWM Ref: 7954
RBWM Ref: WM234
Name: Eton Wick and Boveney Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick
NIWM Ref: 7948
RBWM Ref: WM176

Person Details

Place of birth: Eton Wick
Gender: Male
Date of death: 02/07/1918
Place of death: Canadian General Ontario Hospital, Orpington, Kent
Manner of death: Died of wounds
Age at death: 21
Cemetery Name: St John the Baptist, Eton Wick
CWGC Ref: 344007
TWGPP Ref: 2875027
Address: 3 Victoria Place Eton Wick

Military details

Joined: Transferred
Military Organisation: Army
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 197731
Joined: Enlisted -Windsor
Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: 2nd Life Guards
Rank: Troop Sergeant
Service Number: 3858

Relatives

Father William Isaac SPRINGFORD
Mother Annie SPRINGFORD
Brother Joseph SPRINGFORD

Additional information

Isaac enlisted at the Cavalry Barracks in Windsor on the 2nd December 1915. He joined the 2nd Life Guards as a trooper and served in the regiment until being transferred to the RGA 521st Household Cavalry Battery on the 23rd January 1918. Isaac was admitted to hospital after being gassed in a German attack on the 29th June 1917. He was shipped back to England but died at 12.30am of cardiac failure caused by the effects of the gas. He was buried in the western part of St John the Baptist cemetery in Eton Wick.
Isaac was baptised on 11th April 1897 in Eton and grew up there. Isaac's brother Joseph predeceased him in the same year on 15/2/18. Isaac was a servant and then was employed in the officers' mess at Combermere Barracks before he joined up.

Resources

Summary: Photo
Photo of headstone on Buckinghamshire Remembers

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