Spurr, A G
ANTHONY GEORGE SPURR
Remembered with honour Ploegsteert Memorial: Panel 10.
He enlisted in Kensington, London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 11 February 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Anthony’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are articles about Anthony in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 27 March 1915, 22 May 1915, 8 January 1916 and 9 September 1916; also in the Watford Illustrated dated 22 May 1915.
Son of George Edmondson and Ethel Mary (nee CROPPER) SPURR of Hitchin, Herts.
His parents married 1 January 1885 at St Andrew’s, Nottingham. George died 13 June 1933 in Marylebone, London, aged 75; Ethel died 5 April 1934 in Hitchin aged 74.
Anthony was born 1889 in Hitchin, and baptised 20 November 1889 at St Mary’s, Hitchin. He resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 1 he lived in Hitchin, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 11 he still lived in Hitchin, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1911 Census, a journalist aged 21, he lived alone in Watford.
Unit13th (County of London) Battalion (Kensington Rifles)
Date of death09/05/1915
Age at death26
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)