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Spence-A-G-Gunner-37548

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

Spence A G    Gunner    37548    Arthur Gordon              FAB    23    Clerk    Single    Pres        

Address:    Flemington, Wellington St, “Glenora”    

Next of Kin:    Spence, Florence Lillian, Mrs, mother, “Glenora”, Wellington St, Flemington    

Enlisted:    27 Oct 1916        

Embarked:     A15 Port Sydney 9 Nov 1917    

 

Flemington-Kensington Church News, June 1919

 

37548- Gnr. A. G. Spence, 2nd D.A.C., sailed from Melbourne on 9/11/17, and on arrival in England was sent to the Heytesbury Camp. While in England he had leave in London and Edinburgh, He was sent to France in March, 1918, and took part in operations right through to the Armistice.

 

The day before the signing of the armistice was, he considers, the hardest day for the Artillery on that part of the front. On the day of the armistice the guns roared until the last second of the allotted time, when instantly a great silence fell - a silence almost oppressive. He was sent to Le Havre with horses not very long ago, and on the journey went right across the bitterly contested battle fields of the Somme. Recently he visited Paris and saw a number of men of the hour - Lloyd George, Clemenceau, Wilson,  Marshall Foch and Hughes. Arthur has already visited the old field of Waterloo, and intends having a run to Brussels.

 

 

Mentioned in this publication:

Essendon Gazette 22 Feb 1917 - Presentation at the Flemington and Kensington Institute

Flemington-Kensington Church News, December 1918, letter from Vallance J C Driver 33352

 

War Service Commemorated

Association of Stock and Station Agents

Flemington-Presbyterian-Church

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours   

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