War service of Alfred Spencer

War service of Alfred Spencer

28th February 1915 - 13th October 1915

Alfred's war records show that he had served as a member of the 1st Nottinghamshire Volunteer Rifle Corps before 1905, when he resigned. He volunteered afresh in 1908, attending an annual camp until 1912. He returned to serve as Private 606 in 1/7 Battalion Notts and Derby Regiment (The Sherwood Foresters) from 5 August 1914. He served at home until being sent to France with the British Expeditionary Force on 28 February 1915 and was killed in action on 13 October 1915. His body was never found, and he is commemorated on the Loos Memorial. He was awarded the 1914/15 Star, British War medal and Victory Medal. He left a wife, Mary and three children Irene (b 24/4/1905) Stanley (b 29/10/1909) and Thomas (4/2/1911) living at 10, Rupert Grove, The Meadows, Nottingham (this information was provided by Mary in 1920). Mary was awarded a war widow's pension of 20/6d (£1 5p) to keep herself and the family, starting from 22 May 1916.

Created by: Margaret31045

  • Born 1881

    Died 1915

    British Army 606 Private Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

    British Army 606 Private Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)