|Place of birth||Dartmoor, Victoria|
|School||Dartmoor State School, Victoria|
|Other training||Commercial education|
|Occupation||Student of Theology|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Father, F Spencer, Dartmoor, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Lance Corporal|
|Unit name||8th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/13/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A16 Star of Victoria on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||7579|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Strazeele, France|
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||Ebblinghem Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No 17), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Frederick and Mary Spencer; Wife: Mrs A.G. Spencer, Donald, Victoria|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 68659 Pte Victor Carlyle SPENCER, 14th General (Victorian) Reinforcements, ship recalled owing to cessation of hostilities.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Mena, 8 April 1915 (bronchitis).
Embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.
Wounded in action, 29 June 1915 (multiple bomb wounds, right arm), admitted same day to New Zealand Field Ambulance, and thence to HS 'Sicilia'; transferred to Lemnos Island, 30 June 1915; to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, 8 July 1915.
Promoted Corporal, 10 July 1915.
Transferred to England, 25 September 1915, and admitted to Reading War Hospital, 5 October 1915.
Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HS 'Star of Victoria', 19 January 1916; arrived Melbourne, 29 February 1916; discharged, Melbourne, 24 May 1916.
Re-enlisted, 16 February 1917.
Embarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917, as 7579 Sergeant, 8th Bn, 25th Reinforcements, on board HMAT 'Nestor'; disembarked Suez, 15 December 1917; embarked Alexandria, 18 December 1917; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 23 December 1917; re-embarked Taranto (date not recorded); disembarked Southampton, England, 9 January 1918, and marched into 2nd Training Bn, Sutton Veny.
On Command at Drill School Jellebad Barracks, 24 February 1918.
Admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital, 14 March 1918 (bronchitis); discharged to Training Depot, 23 April 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 29 April 1918; taken on strength, 8th Bn, in the field, 4 May 1918.
Wounded in action, 7 June 1918 (shell wound, abdomen, perforating; condition listed as 'dangerous'), and admitted to 15th Casualty Clearing Station.
Died of wounds, 8 June 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Height and weight also given as 6' 1" and 186 lbs.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SPENCER Edward George|