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Captain Arthur Freer Spreckley, 9th Battalion, Gurkha Rifles. One of the three Spreckley brothers from Bromsgrove School who died in the Great War. Originally commissioned into the 2nd battalion Worcester Regiment he transferred to the Indian Army in 1909. He was wounded in France in October 1915 and in consequence he was sent back to India with his wife and daughter. All were lost in SS Persia, the first passenger liner to be sunk by a German U boat without warning. 200 people perished.