|Place of birth||Transferred to 6th Light Horse Regiment,|
|Address||'Orara', Burlington Road, Homebush, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Jessie Spurway, 'Orara,' Burlington Road, Homebush, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/11/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 57354 Pte Hubert SPURWAY, 6th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 28 June 1919; 27268 Sergeant Sydney Cecil SPURWAY, 3rd Division Artillery, returned to Australia, 8 October 1919.|
War service: taken on strength, 2nd Reserve Regiment, Maadi, 1 March 1916.
Transferred to 6th Light horse Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 22 July 1916.
Detached for duty with Railway Company, Royal Engineers, Um Urgn, 5 July 1917; rejoined Regiment from detachment, 28 July 1917.
Marched into Rest Camp, Port Said, 6 September 1917; rejoined Regiment, Kazar, 16 September 1917.
Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 20 October 1917 (perineal abscess), and transferred same day to Anzac Recovery Station; to 76th Casualty Clearing Station, Rafa, 21 October 1917; to Ambulance Train, 23 October 1917, and admitted same day to 43rd Stationary Hospital, El Arish; transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, 25 October 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, 27 October 1917; to Convalescent Depot, Abbassia, 31 October 1917; discharged to duty, 10 November 1917.
Found guilty, 7 November 1917, of when on Active Service absenting himself without leave knowing at the time he was warned to be discharged to Montazah at 0730 on the morning of 6-11-17, in that he broke out of the Conv. Depot at Abbassia about 1530 on 5-11-17, and did not return until 1100, 6 November 1917. He was arrested by the Military Policeabout 1800 on 5-11/17. Total Absence 2 hours and 30 mins, Cairo. Awarded forfeiture of 4 days' pay.
Taken on strength, Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 10 November 1917.
Detached to School of Instruction, Moascar, 19 December 1917; rejoined Regiment from detachment, 29 December 1917.
Transferred to 6th Light Horse Regiment, 9 January 1918; taken on strength, 11 January 1918.
Admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, while on leave, 2 September 1918 (colic); discharged to duty, 5 September 1918; rejoined Regiment, in the field, 17 October 1918.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 8 November 1918; Temporary Corporal, 16 November 1918; reverted to Lance Corporal, 4 January 1919.
Admitted to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 15 January 1919; transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 18 January 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Lancashire', 19 February 1919 (invalided: malaria); arrived Melbourne, 24 March 1919, for onward travel by train to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 17 August 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Name of home incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SPURWAY Roy Albert|