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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Spence, Henry William (3933)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 23 years 12 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 9 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3933           view online service record

13 Carroll Street
North Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mabel Judd (sister)
13 Carroll Street
North Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 23 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Ceramic A40
Port: Adelaide, SA
Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion – 12th Reinforcements

KIA: Tuesday, 25 July 1916
Place: France

Brother: Raymond George Spence

Private, 8 Infantry, killed in action 25 July, 1916, France, aged 23, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France.

Parents: John and Emily SPENCE (both late), Sister: Mrs Mabel JUDD, born Port Melbourne, educated SS. Spence enlisted as a 24-year-old paint colour maker, his sister in North Melbourne as next of kin, adjusted on distribution of medals to their eldest brother Frank (above). A third brother also served, 3003, Raymond George SPENCE enlisted from the same address in North Melbourne but with an unwed sister, Hilda Annie SPENCE.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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