Another postcard link to WW1 and my family tree – Lewis SPINDLER from Suffolk

I was really pleased to find this old postcard on eBay with the name SPINDLER which rang some bells of a connection to my paternal family in Suffolk

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After some more research the L SPINDLER is Lewis who was born in 1885 in Knoddishall and who died in 1958. Lewis served in World War 1 and this postcard was addressed to 12th Company Royal Garrison Artillery in Harwich in Essex.

The postcard was sent by Ada in October 1914 who was his fiancée Ada Alice COOK and they married in the April quarter of 1915 in Essex.

Ancestry shows Lewis’s relationship to me as 2nd cousin of husband of 2nd great grand aunt – distant I know, but still a connection and another new World War 1 story for me to investigate!

I have now been able to find the 1911 census record for Lewis SPINDLER in India and Ceylon, together with his WW1 Medal Index Card to help me piece his military history and story together – update to follow in due course.

Lewis SPINDLER 1911 census

Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 34997; Page: 5

Source Information: 1911 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.

Lewis SPINDLER WW1 Medal Card

Source Information: British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008.

Simon Last

Twitter: @charnwoodgenie

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