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Walter Kennedy SPENCE

Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolTaringa State School, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDraughtsman
AddressPetrie Terrace, Taringa, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Spence, Beatrice Street, Taringa, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 May 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name52nd Battalion 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death23
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXVIII, Row A, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
156
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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