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Soldier profiles

Name : SPENCE, WILLIAM LEONARD
Service Number : VX17385
Date of Birth : 07/04/1902
Place of Birth : FREMANTLE, WA
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : BRIDGE FOREMAN
Date of Enlistment : 25/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : WAGGA
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : SPENCE, ELIZABETH
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : CORPORAL
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 14/12/1943
Age at Death : 41
Community Roll of Honour : WAGGA WAGGA (NSW)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A9. D. 20. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : JAVA
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : 14/12/1943 / CEREBRAL MALARIA / 50 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 50 KILO (BURMA)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6216507 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of Carl Albert and Blanche Spence; husband of Elizabeth Spence, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.