Sprot, James William Lennox


The second son of Edward William Sprot of Drygrange, Roxburghshire and Marion, nee Boyd, he came to Winchester from Elstree School. He passed through Sandhurst and was gazetted in 1906 to the 2nd Battalion, Black Watch. At the outbreak of war he was stationed on Jersey as the Adjutant of the Channel Islands Militia, and had been married there, on 11th November 1909, to Romer Bishop, daughter of Colonel Edward Bishop. They had two children. His son James Edward Kenneth Sprot came to Winchester (I 1924-9128) and served in the Black Watch, the RNVR and the Royal Artillery during WW2. His battalion was sent out with a draft of reinforcements to the Ypres Salient, arriving on 7th November 1914. Sprot was killed a few days later in a German attack south of Polygon Wood, near Ypres, coincidentally, on his fifth wedding anniversary. His body was not recovered.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Sprot
  • Forenames or initials: James William Lennox
  • House: D
  • Years in School: 1889-1902
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Black Watch
  • Date of Birth: 7th April 1886
  • Date of Death: 11th November 1914
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer B4
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on Panel 37 of the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL