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James Caleb SPICER

Regimental number5119
Place of birthOrange, New South Wales
SchoolLewis Ponds, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressLewis Ponds via Orange, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 9.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Spicer, Lewis Ponds via Orange, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 January 1916
Place of enlistmentOrange, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Date of death9 October 1920
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialByng Cemetery, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
177
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of James SPICER, Lewis Ponds, New South Wales. Native of Orange, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: Corporal Samuel Archibald Spicer, promoted to rank of Corporal at Hill 60,France.
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Thermistocles', 12 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 10 August 1919;

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SPICER James Caleb

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