Sparks,Donald Hansell

Dates: [1887-1916]

War Service:
Lance Corporal PS/1771 DONALD HANSELL SPARKS of 16th battalion Middlesex Regiment. He was wounded on 7th July 1916 and was transferred back to England where he died of wounds in Whalley Military Hospital, Lancashire on 21 July 1916.

He is buried in Brockley cemetery, where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at the Church of St James, Hatcham and on the St Michael Knoyle Street memorial.

Donald Hansell Sparks was born on 20th March 1887 and was baptised on the 1st June 1887 at St.Peters Church, Deptford. He was the son of Christopher and Elizabeth Sparks.

In 1911 he was living at 151 Jerningham Road, New Cross with his mother Elizabeth, and family. He was employed as a warehouse clerk at a tea warehouse.

When he enlisted on 25th March 1915 he gave his occupation as clerk and his address as 35 Manor Road, Lewisham. His next of kin was given as his brother Phillip. He also had a brother Arthur and four sisters Edith, Alice, Florence and Hilda.


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