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

11046694_779493535499751_4405270866462362819_n  11066514_779493558833082_6184161124712227507_n

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

Lewis SPINDLER WW1 Medal Card

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

Simon Last

http://www.charnwood-genealogy.com

charnwoodresearch@virginmedia.com

Twitter: @charnwoodgenie

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s