Spencer Family Tree of Ted & Barbara Spencer

Joseph Patrick Williams

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b: 2 September 1888, Pocklington, E/Yks
William Craven & Margaret Williams (nee O'Neill)

d.: 11 February 1970, Kirkstall, Leeds (Ag.81)
occ: Sailor - Professional Soldier (3rd West Riding Regiment) [Stationed in India, Burma and the Andaman Islands; Served as a Telegraph Operator in Royal Corps. of Signals in the First World War  - patrolled the Euphrates River, Iraq, in S.S. Bankura
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(He lost his mother aged 6 and ran away to sea at 13. He had an aptitude for languages and spoke French & Urdu, played the violin and banjo, and enjoyed gardening. He was a keen and accomplished golfer and a long-time member of Middleton Golf Club. He entertained the family with monologues: 'Green Eye of the Little Yellow God', 'Albert & The Horses Head Handle', etc. and had many stories to tell of his colourful past. He suffered for many years from recurring bouts of malaria, a legacy from his years in India. He had an affinity with his Irish roots and sang: 'Phil the Fluter's Ball'; 'The Mountains of Mourne'; 'Rose of Tralee', etc. … And gave blackbird kisses.)

* William Arthur (b. 1890, Hunslet, Leeds, W/Yks)

m: 18 September 1920, Burley Parish Church, Leeds

Lilian (Rosemary) SMITH

Barbara Joan Patricia WILLIAMS (b. 26 April 1921, Batley)
* Geoffrey Hubert Williams (b.1924, Batley, W/Yks)
* Terence Joseph Williams (b.1933, Leeds, W/Yks)




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