Andrew Ritchie Spalding

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Govan
  • Service no: S/3496
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 03.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.B.14

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 15 Charles St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Thomas C. Keay, Mill Furnishers, Baltic St, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Margaret Ritchie Spalding, 15 Charles St, Dundee

  • Father:

    George Spalding, 15 Charles St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Alexander & Thomas

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Andrew Ritchie Spalding

Andrew was the brother of Pte Thomas Spalding, 6994, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers who died 13.11.1914

Andrew Spalding   S/3496   Gordon Highlanders

DUNDEE GORDON DIES FROM WOUNDS.

BROTHER MISSING SINCE FIRST BATTLE OF YPRES.

Mr and Mrs George Spalding, 13 Charles Street Dundee, have lost two of three gallant soldier sons.

Private Thomas Spalding (23), Royal Scots Fusiliers, was posted missing after the first battle of Ypres, and has for some time now been presumed by the War Office to be dead.  Intimation has just been received that Pte. Andrew Spalding, Gordon Highlanders, has died from wounds received in action.  He came by his injuries at the beginning of the month, and died the day following that on which he was wounded.  Andrew, who was 21 years of age, was previously badly wounded at the battle of Neuve Chapelle, and underwent several operations as a result.  He returned to the front last November.  Previous to the war he was in the employment of Thos. C. Keay, millfurnishers, Baltic Street.

The third of the soldier brothers is Private Alexander Spalding, Black Watch.  He is a lad of 19.  The father is an old campaigner, having fought in the Egyptian and South African wars, and the sons have naturally inherited the martial spirit.  Mr George Spalding is the possessor of three medals and Khedive’s Star.

Dundee Courier 25th July 1916

Andrew shares a final resting place with Pte George Sharpe, 24752, 10th Battalion, Royal West Yorkshire Regiment who was born in Leeds and died from wounds 02.07.1916, and Pte Samuel Taylor Raggett, G/4695, 2nd Battalion, Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment) who was from Gosforth, Northumberland and died of wounds 02.07.1916.

Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson, further additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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