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Biography of Michael Spartali

Michael Spartali graduated BSc from the University in 1904.

He was born in London on 22 July 1881, son of Michael Spartali, merchant and Greek consul-general to the UK from 1866 to 1882, and was educated at Haileybury College. Upon graduation, Spartali gained practical training on the London and North Western and Great Northern Railways. In 1906 he was appointed to the staff of the Burma Railways, and in the same year was elected an Associate Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers. In 1914 was made Chief Engineer of Surveys for the Nigerian Railways.

With the outbreak of the First World War, Spartali joined the 3rd attached 2nd Battalion of The South Wales Borderers and was made Second Lieutenant. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 10 June 1915, aged 33.

He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • R3/1/1 Register of dates of birth of graduates Vol.II 1881-1915
  • R4/5/2 Schedules of Graduates in Science (BSc) 1895-1906


Michael Spartali
Second Lieutenant

Born 22 July 1881.
Died 10 June 1915.
GU Degree: BSc, 1904; Science and Engineering,
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: engineers, civil; military
WWI: View WWI Roll of Honour Entry
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
English snippet: Engineering graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1904
Record last updated: 29th Apr 2014

Country Associations

England England, London
Place of Birth

Turkey Turkey, Gallipoli
Place of Death

Greece Greece, No Region

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