Spencer, George


Son of Alexander and Clara Jeonnetta Spencer, of 12 Hobart Place, Grosvenor Gardens, London; and husband of Enid Amy Spencer,  who was living with her parents-in-law at the time of his death.   He came to Winchester from the Abbey School, Beckenham and played in Commoner VI in 1902. He afterwards went into business and became a director of the firm Messrs George Spencer Moulton & Co.

At the outbreak of war he enlisted in the Artists Rifles and early in 1915 obtained a commission in that Corps. After many months spent in training duties he went to France in October 1916 to join the 11th Battalion Rifle Brigade. He was wounded in the foot during the German counter-attack near Cambrai on 30th November 1917, sustained further injury the following day when a shell exploded nearby and on 2nd December was wounded again. He died in hospital two days later.

He was married in 1911 to Miss Enid Essex. He was a keen golfer and was a member of the Blackheath, Sunningdale and Mid-Surrey Golf Clubs.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Spencer
  • Forenames or initials: George
  • House: D
  • Years in School: 1900-1903
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Rifle Brigade
  • Date of Birth: 24th February 1886
  • Date of Death: 4th December 1917
  • How Died: Died of Wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer B6
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY: Grave III.E.32