SPENCE, George Holland
(Service number 2/2004)

First Rank Bombardier Last Rank Gunner


Date 6 February 1886 Place of Birth Jedburgh, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Church Street West, Timaru
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status single
Next of Kin Mrs Margaret Spence (mother) Halfway Bush, Dunedin
Religion Presb
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces (?) Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Field Artillery
Date 14 August 1915
Transport HMNZT 27, 28 , Willochra , Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With N Field Artillery, 3rd Battery, 1st Brigade

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 21 September 1916 Age 33
Place of Death France
Cause Died of Wounds
Notices New Zealand Herald, Volume LIII, Issue 16350, 3 October 1916, Page 8
Memorial or Cemetery Fricourt British Cemetery, Somme, France
Memorial Reference B 25
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

son of William and Margaret Spence of Jedburgh, Scotland


New Zea land Herald, Volume LIII, Issue 16350, 3 October 1916, Page 8 War record open in Archways

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