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Shirley Hulke Spreat

Male 1894 - 1959  (65 years)



  • Name Shirley Hulke Spreat  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 18 Mar 1894  Clydesdale, Oakleigh Park Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 4, 5
    Residence Mar 1901  Clydesdale, Oakleigh Park Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Residence Apr 1911  Burrington, Oakleigh Park Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Military Service 1914 - 1918  Captain, 2/7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment; attached to Tank Corps from 1917  [7
    Marriage 07 Mar 1918  Barnet Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 5
    Laura Gwendoline Allom,   b. 12 Aug 1898, 35 Mowbray Rd, Willesden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1984, Hillingdon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation aft 1919  Architect  [8
    Residence 1959  Larches, 18 North Approach, Moor Park Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Death 12 Sep 1959  Larches, 18 North Approach, Moor Park Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 5, 9, 10
    • On September 12, 1959, at his home, suddenly, Shirley Hulke Spreat, Freeman of the City of London, loving and dearly loved husband of Gwen. Cremation private. No flowers and, please, no letters. [The Times]
    • died at same place and on same day as his son Martin
    Probate 15 Oct 1959  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 72,501 3s. 11d.  [9
    • Spreat Shirley Hulke of Larches North Approach Moor Park near Northwood Middlesex died 12 September 1959 Probate London 15 October to Shirley Carrock Allom Spreat [son] civil servant John Cedric Spreat [son] of no occupation and Laura Gwendoline Spreat widow. Effects 72501 3s. 11d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • director of White Allom Aircraft, registered 20 Jul 1938
    • His WW1 trench watch inscribed "Spreat 7th Worcesters" was acquired in 2011 by a collector, who started a thread on the Worcestershire Regiment website.
      The webmaster (ID scully) replied: This watch belonged to Shirley Hulke Spreat who was an officer in the 2/7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.
      At the start of WW1 he was a Private soldier with the Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.) and at that time his army number was 1244. He landed in France with the H.A.C. on 18 Sep 1914. At some point in 1915 he returned to the UK and on 18 Apr 1915 he was commissioned into the 7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He joined the 2/7th Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment. He embarked with the 2/7th Battalion from Southampton on the ship S.S. Cesarea and reached Le Havre, France on 25 May 1915.
      At the time his home address was listed as Burrington, Whetstone, London N.20.
      On 21 Jun 1917 he was promoted to Lieutenant. On 26 May 1916 he was appointed Acting Captain. On 19 Oct 1918 he was appointed Temporary Captain.
      Between 24 Jan 1918 and 26 Sep 1918 he was attached to the Tank Corps with the acting rank of Captain whilst he was second-in-command of a Company.
      Shirley Hulke Spreat was born 18 Mar 1894 at Clydesdale, Oakleigh Park; died 12 Sep 1959 at Larches, Moor Park. His father was Frank Arthur Spreat (born 1861; died 1934) who was a Physician & Surgeon (Medical Officer of Health); his mother was Edith Backhouse Hulke (born 1864; died 1948).
      He had a brother and sister: Joyce Hulke Spreat born 1893, and Leicester Hulke Spreat born 1898.
      Shirley Hulke Spreat married Laura Gwendoline Allom on 07 Mar 1918, at Barnet. Laura (daughter of Charles Carrick Allom and Laura Ann Tatham) was born 12 Aug 1898, at 35 Mowbray Road, Willesden; died 24 Aug 1984, at Hillingdon.
      They had 4 children:
      1. Shirley Carrick Allom Spreat born 19 Nov 1919, Fairlawn, Totteridge, Barnet; died 01 Nov 1976, at Hammersmith.
      From what I can find I think he married twice. He married Betti M. Vemore-Rowland at Kensington, London in 1945 and he remarried Patricia B. T. O'Brien at Watford, Hertfordshire, in 1956.
      2. Josephine Allom Spreat born 1919 [1924], at Hendon.
      3. Martin Allom Spreat born 1926, at Hendon.
      4. John C. Spreat born 1937, at Hendon. Married Sandra Mumford in 1964, Maidenhead, Berkshire. They had 2 children; Emma J.Spreat born 1965, at Watford, and Peter John Gordon Spreat born 02 Jan 1969, at Watford (he died 12 Sep 1971, at Watford). Emma J. Spreat married Graham A. J. Taylor in 1986 at Hatfield.
      Another posting added a snippet from Worcester Herald 08 Dec 1917: Capt. S. H. Spreat, attd Tank Corps - Wounded.
      There was then a posting without followup from Emma (ID lily0175) on 05 Apr 2011: I would be interested to know more about the watch Tony - it belonged to my grandfather. I remember seeing it as a child and being told stories by my gran.
    Person ID I1940  Tatham | Crew branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 05 Aug 2013 

    Father Frank Arthur Spreat,   b. abt Aug 1861, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1934, Barnet Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Edith Backhouse Hulke,   b. abt Aug 1864, Deal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1948, Areneg, Oakleigh Park North, Friern Barnet Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Marriage abt Aug 1890  Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [11, 12
    Notes 
    • other ch resid Mar 1901, b Friern Barnet: Joyce Hulke Spreat (8); Leicester H Spreat (3)
    Family ID F0835  Family Group Sheet

    Family Laura Gwendoline Allom,   b. 12 Aug 1898, 35 Mowbray Rd, Willesden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1984, Hillingdon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Marriage 07 Mar 1918  Barnet Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 5
    Children 
     1. Shirley Carrick Allom Spreat,   b. 19 Nov 1919, Fairlawn, Totteridge Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Nov 1976, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Josephine Spreat,   b. 31 Mar 1924, Marshmode, Uphill Rd, Mill Hill Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1925, Burrington, Oakleigh Park Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     3. Martin Leicester Spreat,   b. 16 Mar 1926, Hendon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1959, Larches, 18 North Approach, Moor Park Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    +4. John Cedric Spreat,   b. 09 Jan 1937, Hendon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1988, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 03 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F0421  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 18 Mar 1894 - Clydesdale, Oakleigh Park Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - Clydesdale, Oakleigh Park Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - Burrington, Oakleigh Park Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 07 Mar 1918 - Barnet Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 07 Mar 1918 - Barnet Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1959 - Larches, 18 North Approach, Moor Park Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 12 Sep 1959 - Larches, 18 North Approach, Moor Park Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 72,501 3s. 11d. - 15 Oct 1959 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Barnet, 3Q1918.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Barnet, 2Q1894.

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 7

    4. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Watford, 3Q1959.
      age 65

    5. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Allom tree.
      accessed on GR 03 Aug 2010

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 17 b Friern Barnet

    7. [S07] Other Sources, Worcestershire regiment.
      website accessed 28 Aug 2012

    8. [S14] National Probate Calendar, 1948.
      mother Edith

    9. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    10. [S05] The Times, death notice, 17 Sep 1959.

    11. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Kensington, 3Q1890.

    12. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 20 yrs