Spence, John (1029)

Place of Birth: Cheshire, England

Age: 35 years 7 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 14 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1029              view online service record

195 Clark Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mrs Duncan (friend)
195 Clark Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 9 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Wandilla A62
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion

KIA: Sunday, 29 September 1918
Place: France

John Spence. AWM DASEY1163.

John Spence. AWM DASEY1163.

Private, 31 Infantry, killed in action 29 September, 1918, France, aged 38, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

Widower, friend Mrs DUNCAN, son John David SPENCE, born Birkenhead, England (arrived c. 1887 at seven years, educated SS South Melbourne). Enlisted as a 35 year-old coal lumper, a widower, 195 Clarke Street, a friend Mrs DUNCAN at the same address, later adjusted to his son, John junior, c/o Mrs LEWINS, 267 Bridge Street.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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