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Marwood Shipway SPENCER

Regimental number12818
Place of birthClarendon, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressBlyth, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 2"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs V M Spencer, 303 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of height)
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Shipway spelt Shipwood
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date23 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 12 June 1919 (nursing staff); discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 23 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 October 1958
SourcesNAA: B2455, SPENCER Marwood Shipway

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