Lt. Reginald Weeden Spratling, Manchester Regt

1894 Apr 2. born Broadstairs, Kent

1901 census at 15, Albion Street, St Peter Intra, Kent

1911 census at Roseberry Lodge Dumpton Park Drive Broadstairs

1916 Jan 1, presumed date of commission from promotion

1917 May 23. Seconded to RFC. 2nd Lt

1917 Apr/Jun Married in Thanet, Kent to Bertha Georgina Fagg

1917 Jul 1. The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts.. Manchester Regr. R. W. Spratling, and to remain seconded

1917 Oct 19. Landed in France

1920 Aug 27 joined ADRIC with service no 400 Posted to D Coy

1920 Sep 21 Promoted Section Leader

1920 Dec 1. On a charge in London with F C Clarke

1921 Jan 6, Admitted to Galway Hospital to 26 Jan 1921

1921 Jan 25 Posted to Depot

1921 May 7. Posted to D Coy

1921 Jul 16 to 30 on Leave

1921 Aug 19 Resigned on completion of 12 months service

1926 Jan 22. His father goes bankrupt

1939 Living in Broadstairs with wife Bertha at 34 Albion Road , Broadstairs and St Peter's U.D., Kent. He is a Bus Driver

1940 May 8 His daughters marriage

1944 Nov 3. F/O H R COOKE, who has been relinquished his command of E (Minster) Flight of the Thanet Squadron of the Air Training Corps, took the salute at the squadron parade held at Minster on Sunday. The squadron, led by the drum and fife band, marched down the High Street to the parish church. F/O COOKE was supported at the saluting base by the commanding officer of the squadron (Flt Lt R W SPRATLING), the home secretary of the Squadron Committee (Alderman W HAWKINS) and members of the E (Minster) Flight Welfare Committee. The lessons at the service were read by F/O COOKE and F/O KAY, who was recently appointed to succeed Mr COOKE as E Flight Commander.

1946 May 27 Resigned his commission as Pilot Officer in RAF. R .W. Spratling (69749)

1953 Feb 20. THANET GROWERS Limited. NOTICE is hereby given, that a Meeting of the Creditors of the above-named Company will be held at Palm Bay Hotel, Cliftonville, Margate, on Friday, the 20th day of February, 1953, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, for the purposes mentioned in sections 294 and 295 of the said Act.—Dated this 29th day of January, 1953. By Order of the Board. (064) R. W. Spratling Secretary

1967 Feb 7 Died Kent aged 73. After a short illness