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Captain Herbert Sparling MC, West Riding (Duke of Wellington's Regiment)
Wireless Officer Norman Sparling, The Marconi Company, Mercantile Marine.

London Gazette Entries for Captain Herbert Sparling MC, W. Rid. Regt.
 

THE LONDON GAZETTE, 23 JULY, 1915,

War Office.

23rd July, 1915.

TERRITORIAL FORCE.

INFANTRY

7th Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's

(West, Riding Regiment); the undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants.

Dated 12th July, 1915: —

Cadet Herbert Sparling, from the Leeds University Contingent, Senior Division, Officers Training Corps.

 

THE LONDON GAZETTE, 24 MARCH, 1916.

War Office,

24th March, 1916.

TERRITORIAL FORCE.

INFANTRY.

The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

The undermentioned Second Lieutenants

to be temporary Lieutenants. Dated 1st

March, 1916: —

Herbert Sparling.

 

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 18 JULY, 1917.

War Office,

18th July, 1917.

TERRITORIAL FORCE.

West Riding Regt.

The undermentioned officers relinquish their temp, or acting rank: —

19th July 1917.

2nd Lt. (temp. Lt.) H. Sparling.

 

 

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 26 NOVEMBER, 1917.

War Office,

26th November, 1917.

TERRITORIAL FORCE.

INFANTRY.

West Riding Regt.—

2nd Lt. H. Sparling to be Lt., next above Lt. S. P. Hayward, and to remain seconded. 1st July 1917.

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 12 DECEMBER, 1917.

War Office,

12th December, 1917.

REGULAR FORCES.

INFANTRY.

W. Rid. R.

2nd Lt. H. Sparling (T.F.) to be actg. Capt. while comdg. a Co. 5 Oct. 1917.

 

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 18 JANUARY, 1918.

War Office,

18th January, 1918.

His Majesty the KING has been pleased to confer the undermentioned rewards for gallantry and distinguished service in the Field. The acts of gallantry for which the decorations have been .awarded will be announced in the London Gazette as early as practicable: —

Awarded the Military Cross.

2nd Lt. Herbert Sparling, W. Rid. R.

 

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE 25 APRIL, 1918.

War Office,

25th April, 1918.

With reference to the awards conferred, as announced in the London Gazette dated 18th January, 1918, the following are the statements of service for which the decorations were conferred: —

AWARDED THE MILITARY CROSS

2nd Lt. Herbert Sparling, W. Rid. R.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took command of his company during an attack and led it with great coolness and determination. He remained in command though wounded, and during an enemy counter-attack displayed remarkable coolness and resource.

 

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 18 OCTOBER, 1918.

War Office,

18th October, 1918.

TERRITORIAL FORCE.

West Riding Regt.—Lt. H. Sparling, M.C., to be actg. Capt., with pay and allces. of a Lt.

13th Oct. 1918.

 

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 29 JANUARY, 1919

War Office,

29th January, 1919.

TERRITORIAL FORCE.

INFANTRY.

7th Bn., West Riding Regt.—Lt. (actg. Capt.) H. Sparling, M.C., relinquishes his commission on account of ill-health caused by wounds, 30th Jan. 1919, and retains the rank of Capt.

Herbert Sparling was a student at the University of Leeds and took a commission from the Officer Training Corps unit there to join the Army. He returned to his studies after the war and gained a MA in 1919. He then attended Wells Theological College, where he studied to be an Anglican Minister and he was ordained in 1921. He became a priest in 1922 in the Diocese of Southwark while he was at the Church of Holy Trinity, Roehampton, 1921-24; He later moved to St. Barnabas, Dulwich, 1924-27, and was Vicar of Buckminster with Sewstern between 1927-30; Later moves took him to Dent 1930-32, and Cowgill 1932-47. He retired to Bancroft Manor, Sherington, Buckinghamshire, where he became a valued member of the Parish Council over many years, enjoying periods as Chairman and Vice-Chairman.
 
Rev Sparling did not enjoy a smooth start to his time at Sherington. He fell victim to an unscrupulous solicitor who was also a confidence trickster and consequently lost over £5,000 when he bought Bancroft Manor in 1958.
In later life Rev & Mrs Sparling moved to Swinden Hall, an imposing 16th Century house near the North Yorkshire border with Lancashire.

Remembering the Fallen of Two Villages on the Eastern Fringes of Leeds.

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