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Melrose SPENCE

Regimental number6318
Date of birth25 March 1901
Place of birthBathurst, New South Wales
True NameSPENCE, Cecil Melrose
AddressC/o Mrs H G Gatland, Laurence Street, Freshwater, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinSister, Violet Gatland, Claremont ,Laurance Street, Freshwater, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Militia.
Enlistment date26 April 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Discharge date30 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit: cellulitis, right knee), 30 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted 23 May 1940; discharged, 5 October 1944, as NX16945. Prisoner of War.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SPENCE Melrose

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