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Ernest Arthur SPENCER

Regimental number2736
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLetter sorter
Address35 Marmion Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 6"
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sophia Alwana Spencer, 35 Marmion Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 June 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Date of death2 April 1920
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery (Portion Church of England, Plot CC, Grave No. 68), Western Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
154
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and May SPENCER; husband of Alvina Sophie SPENCER. Native of Perth, Western Australia
Discharge date9 March 1919
Other details

COmmenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 9 December 1918; disembarked Perth, 19 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 9 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SPENCER Ernest Arthur

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