Second Lieutenant ALBERT GOODWILL SPALDING of 10th battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was killed on 1 July 1916, aged 25.
According to his obituary in The Times of 29 July 1916 he joined 5th Dragoon Guards on 29 August 1914 and was shortly after transferred to 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards where he was promoted to lance corporal on 27 April 1915. He took part in the fighting at Loos, Festubert, Hulluch and Hill 70 and in November 1915 was commissioned into the Inniskillings.
Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme and on the war memorial at the Mazawattee Tea Company in Deptford.
He was the adopted son of A. G. and Elizabeth Spalding. His CO wrote “….he was one of the most gallant and fearless officers I ever met; he was universally popular with officers and men and the whole battalion will feel his loss deeply”.
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