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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Spencer E G            L Cpl    452    Edward George                8 LHR       24    Student of theology  Single  Pres       

Address:          Laen, Vic

Next of Kin:    Spencer, F, father, Dartmoor   

Enlisted:    11 Nov 1914 

Embarked:    A16 Star of Victoria 25 Feb 1915   


Spencer E G           Sgt  7579     Edward George               8 Inf Bn        26          Soldier     Married   Pres

Address:         Dartmoor, Vic

Next of Kin:   Spencer, A G, Mrs, wife,   c/o Bank of Victoria, Donald, Vic

Enlisted:  16 Feb 1917

Embarked:  A71 Nestor 21 Nov 1917

Prior service:  561 days AIF, good discharge.  Nine months Instructional Service.


Date of death:  08/06/1918   Sergeant

CWGC:  "Son of Frederick and Mary Spencer; husband of Mrs. A. G. Spencer, of Donald, Victoria, Australia. Native of Dartmoor, Victoria, Australia".




Flemington-Kensington Church News,  August 1918

7579—Sergt. Edward G. Spencer, B. Company, 8th Battalion was a Home Missionary in the service of the Presbyterian Church before the outbreak of the war, and when news came through that this gallant soldier had died of wounds on 8th June last, we were sadly grieved. It will be remembered that Edward Spencer joined up to the 8th Light Horse early in the war, and left Egypt for Gallipoli on 12th May, 1915. He was wounded on 30th June of the same year, and after passing through various Egyptian and English Hospitals was invalided home and discharged from the A.I.F. He joined the permanent forces the same day, and in February of last year was given permission to re-enlist in the A.I.F. He sailed with Reinforcements and in England caught a chill which confined him to hospital for two months, after which he was sent to France and entered the 8th Battalion.


A letter from him dated 19/5/18 was received last mail. lt is a letter like the man and was written about 10.15 on a glorious Sunday morning. His eyes and ears were open to the Spring glories of France, and he goes on to say :—"It is becoming more pronounced daily that we need all the spiritual help that we can gain, and our spiritual strength will at length prove the deciding factor in the fierce struggle ............ Please remember me to old friends at the Church and also at Robertson Street."  We will ever "remember" our gallant soldier and keep his memory green, for he is abundantly worthy. Our hearts go  out in deep sympathy to his father and mother and to his wife and little baby Margaret, who will never see the light of her father`s eyes.


War Service Commemorated





SPENCER.—On 24th June, 1918,

at Nurse Hoare's Private Hospital, Donald, the wife

of the late Sgt. E. G. Spencer—a daughter.



SPENCER.—Died of wounds on

8th June, 1918, in France, Sgt. Edward George

Spencer, beloved husband of Mollie Spencer

(nee Pearse). Aged 28 years. 


Family Notices. (1918, June 25). Donald Times

 (Vic. : 1915 - 1918), p. 2. 



Died on Service

SPENCER. - Died of wounds, Sgt. Edward G. Spencer

(late 8th Aus. Light Horse), beloved husband

of Mollie, aged 28 years.


SPENCER. - On the 8th June, 1918, in France, Sgt.

Edward George Spencer, loved son-in-law of        

W.G. and I.E. Pearse, Donald.


Family Notices. (1918, June 24). The Argus

(Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 1.



No notices in 1919.

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