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Spencer, Sydney Gurton

Captain Sydney Gurton Spencer, 5th Rotyal Berkshire Regiment, who was killed in France on October 13, was the only child of Mr. W. A. Spencer (f the War Office) and Mrs. Spencer, of Earlsfield-road, Wandsworth Common, and was 23 years old. He was educated at St. Paul's and London University where he obtained his B.Sc. degree in pure science. Before the war broke out he was a member of the Inns of Court O.T.C., and obtained his commission in August, 1914. He was promoted captain in June last, and was a machine-gun officer. His commanding officer writes of him; - "It is a great personal loss to me and all his brother officers. I have lost a right, truly good comrade. He was a born soldier but was too brave - too brave and daring to live long in a modern battle." The Times 21 Oct 1915


First name(s)Sydney Gurton
Date of birth1892
Place of birthBattersea
Family detailsSon of Maj. William Arthur Spencer, M.B.E., and Emma Spencer, of 30a, Earlsfield Rd., Wandsworth Common, London
Previous educationSt. Paul's School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseEvening Classes Arts and Science
Military unitPrincess Charlotte of Wales (Royal Berkshire Regt). 5th Battn
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death13 October 1915
Age at death23
Rank at deathCaptain (T)
Cause of deathKilled in action
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel; Loos Memorial
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves; Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919; The Times

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