Lt Walter Spencer M.C. and bar

1885 Jul 9. Born Burnley, Lancs

1891 census at Habergham Eaves, Lancashire, England

1901 census at 7, James Street, Thornton In Craven, Earby

1902 Sep 2. Attested to 3rd West Riding Militia. He is a weaver

1904 Jan 19 Joined the Regular Army

1911 census at 15 Albion Road , Earby Via Colne, Yorks

1914 Sep 8. Landed in France

1915 Sept Hooge attack in latter to parents

1917 May 14. Sgt Walter Spencer, DLI, commissioned 2nd Lt

1918 Nov 14. Promoted Lt, 2nd Lt W Spencer M.C. Durham LI

1918 Sep 16 MC Gazetted

1919 Jul 22 Earns bar to MC. In Archangel Campaign. The first significant engagement occurred on 23 July 1919 when Ironside had gone to investigate a meeting of White Russian forces at Obozerskaya. The Australian's subsequently repulsed a Bolshevik attack on a railway in the area surprising the enemy during a relief of their forward blockhouses. They attacked with their bayonets, perhaps killing 30 and wounding many more before setting fire to the blockhouses and withdrawing

1920 Feb 12. Retires with a gratuity, Durham LI, Lt W Spencer M.C.

1921 Jul 7. Joined ADRIC with service no 2108. Posted to M Coy.

1922 Jan. He appears to have served until demobilisation of ADRIC

1935 Jul 19 . Reaches age limit for Reserve of Officers

1937 Oct/Dec Died Skipton District (he was dead when his son married in 1942 in Earby

 

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