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Godfrey SPENCER

Regimental number380
Place of birthCowes Isle Of Wight
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationHome Missioner
AddressToolleen, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Charles Henry Spencer, Cowes Isle of Wight, England
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 7th June, 1917, sough of MESSINES, during an attack on the enemy's positions, he led his section with gret dash and played a leading part in breaking down strong opposition in the line chosen for consolidation. During the work of consolidation he cooly directed operations regardless of fire from snipers and machine guns, and set a splendid example to the members of his section.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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