Willie Spencer (1899-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

SPENCER, WILLIE. Lance Corporal. No 38896. 2/4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Formerly No 5/107116 Territorial Reserve Battalion. Born 18 South Street, Huddersfield, 30.1.1899. Son of Joseph Starkey Spencer and Ann Spencer, 176 Wakefield Road, Dalton, Huddersfield. Educated Moldgreen Council School. Employed as an apprentice pattern maker at the ironworks of Mr H. Vickerman, of Moldgreen. Single. Enlisted 2.4.1917. Wounded and taken prisoner at Avesnes on 21.3.1918. Died of wounds as a Prisoner of War on 6.4.1918, aged 19 years. Buried AVESNES-sur-HELPE COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 17.
ROH:- St. Paul's Methodist Church, Dalton; Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission