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About William Spence

Date of Birth
Q3 1897

Service Number
267304

Birth Place
Teesdale, Durham, England

Date of Death
28 March, 1918 21y

Place of Death
Bray/ Albert Road, France

Burial
Pozieres Memorial, France (panel 52-54)

Relationships

Parents
Thomas Spence born abt 1866 and Mary (Kent) Spence born abt 1868 Married Q2 1892 Teesdale, Durham, England

Siblings
Edith born abt 1896, Elizabeth born abt 1899, Norman born abt 1900, Thomas born abt 1903, Lenor born abt 1905, Clory born abt 1907, Mary born abt 1911

Career

Service
Army

Unit
2/7th Nottingham and Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters) , 15th Nottingham and Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters) Enlisted Darlington, Durham, England

Rank
Private

Medals
British War Medal and Victory Medal

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
No

Campaigns
1916-1918 France

Additional Information

Census Information
1901 Keverstone Lodge, Raby and Keverstone, Durham, England 1911 Daisy Cottage, Staindrop, Durham, England

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find My Past, Family Search, Forces War Records, Sherwood Foresters Roll of Honour, Mary Porter (niece - Edith's daughter)

Notes
William was wounded on 6 November, 1917 and entitled to wear a wound stripe. He is listed on the Sherwood Foresters website Roll of Honour. William's sister, Lenor, was presented with a certificate after the war acknowledging her efforts collecting eggs for the soldiers at the Front.

- Research by DB