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Percival Oswald SPENCE

Regimental number1450
Place of birthBrighton, Victoria
SchoolState School, Brighton Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCentre Road, Brighton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, A F Spence, Centre Road, Brighton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd D.T.M.D.
FateDied of wounds 20 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death1 May 1918
Age at death18
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot LXVII, Row A, Grave No. 26), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
20
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Note date of death. Native of Brighton
Family/military connectionsBrother: Private Norman Oscar SPENCE, No. 563, 3rd Machine Gun Battalion, was killed in action on 5th April 1918.

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