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Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire
Service No: 14252
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion
Division: 11th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1918-11-01
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: EARBY (WHEATLANDS) CEMETERY
Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE
Harry Spencer was the son of Thomas and Rosannah Ellen Spencer, née Holden and brother of Sergeant John William Spencer (266399) (q.v.). Their father was born at Todmorden, Yorkshire and mother at Newchurch, Lancashire.
1891 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 23, Greenhalgh Street - Harry Spencer, aged 7 years, born Burnley, son of Thomas and Rosannah Spencer.
1901 Earby, Yorkshire Census: 7, James Street - Harry Spencer, aged 17 years, born Burnley, Lancashire, son of Thomas and Rosehannah Spencer.
Harry was married to Florence Jemima Waring in 1904.
1911 Earby, Yorkshire Census: 10, Lincoln Road - Harry Spencer, aged 27 years, born Burnley, Lancashire, husband of Florence Jemmia Spencer.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Cpl Harry Spencer, 14252, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: 2b - Balkans. Date of entry therein: 7 July 1915. Discharged: 11 July 1917. Mrs. F.J. Spencer applies for her late husbands medals 19 January 1926. Address: Widows Hosptl, St.Vincent de Paul, Vallyfield, P. Quebec.
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 11th (Northern) Division
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