File 5 - George Sprittles Scrapbook

George Sprittles Scrapbook George Sprittles Identity Tag

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George Sprittles Scrapbook


  • 1916 - 1919 (Creation)

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George Sprittles was born in 1893 at Wakefield. He was called up in 1916 and was stationed at the 2nd Northern General Hospital (based in the newly built City of Leeds Training College at Beckett Park) he left Beckett Park in 1919 having made the rank of sergeant. He was later ordained a Deacon in 1923 and ministered in the Nottingham area. At his death in 1980 he was Canon of Southwell Cathedral. George’s elder brother was Joseph Sprittles who contributed many articles to the Thoresby Society, including a study of New Grange, the estate of which would in the early twentieth-century house the Training College.

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George Sprittles was attached to the 2nd Northern General Hospital at Beckett Park during the First World War. The hospital records were maintained by the Ministry of Pensions after the War for administration purposes to deal with claims from wounded soldiers. In the 1930s these were destroyed, no hospital records survive for Beckett Park. Nationally a 2% sample was retained and any surviving material is held by the National Archives at reference number MH106.

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