Charles Spooner

#48825, b. 1883

  • Father: Theophilus Spooner b. 1857, d. 20 Mar 1901
  • Mother: Mary Henderson b. 1860

Individual's Timeline

Birth1883Charles Spooner

Primary events

Census details

Some aspects of Charles Spooner's life. The Terrible was the second, and last, of the 'Powerful' class of cruisers built for the Royal Navy. Both ships served in the China Station and provided landing parties, which fought in the relief of the Siege of Ladysmith in the Second Boer War in South Africa. This event inspired the Field gun competition. Crews from the two ships also took part in suppressing the Boxer Rebellion in China.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: May have joined the Royal Navy. In 1901 a Charles L SPOONER, born in Arbroath Scotland was on board the 'Terrible' in or near China. The ship was a fist class cruiser, Captained by Percy M SCOTT. There are naval papers in the National Archives (London) for a Charles Thomas SPOONER who was born 17th Nov 1884. Cost £4 for a copy.
    * A Charles T died in Ealing London Sep qtr 1966 aged 81 and a Charles T married in Tynemouth 1920
    * A Charles SPOONER died in Glasgow 1950 aged 66. Mother’s names not entered on the index..