William Arthur Spencer
11th Battalion South Wales Borderers
Killed in action near Armentières on Sunday 28th October 1917 aged 34.
In late August 1917 the 11th Battalion was sent down to Armentières. In this sector both they distinguished themselves by their vigorous patrol work in which they took prisoners, made valuable identifications, and generally kept the German patrols busy by their determined action.
William has no known grave and is commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium which commemorates more than 11,000 servicemen of the United Kingdom who died in this sector during the First World War and have no known grave.
William was the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Spencer, of Barton Knoll, Belper.
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