WW1 Medal Groups
superb group to Spencer from Kingsland, Kings Visit 1911, Jutland interest
Albert John Spencer,
1914-15 Star, (J. 5091. A.J. SPENCER. PBR. MTE. R.N.),
British War Medal, Victory Medal, (M. 5091 A.J. SPENCER. PBR. R.N.), Defence Medal, Delhi Durbar 1911 Medal, (O.N. J. 1512. A.J. SPENCER. A.B. H.M.S. MEDINA. 1911.), Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Gv, (M. 5091 A.J. SPENCER. PBR. H.M.S. VIVID.), Special Constabulary Faithful Service Medal Gvi, (ALBERT SPENCER), with boxes of issue for WW2 & Police medals, King George V Visit to India Medallion 1911, R.A.O.B. (PRESENTED TO BRO. A.J. SPENCER. K.O.M. BRETHEREN OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH LDG. NO. 5425. AS A MARK OF RESPECT FOR SERVICES IN THE CAUSE OF BUFFALOWISM AS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS, THEIR REWARD FOR HIM AS A MAN & BROTHER.).
Born 1890 at Kingsland.
1908 joins as Boy 2nd class, then 1st class, to Indomitable. Now rated as Ordinary Seaman.
1909 to Talbot.
1911 rated as Seaman Gunner, to Medina.
1912 still on Medina carrying the King and Queen, presented with his medallion for the visit. Posted to Carnarvon. Rating changed to Plumber's Mate ne number ON M 5901. Then to Collingwood.
1914 at sea when war is declared.
1915 passes for Plumber.
1916 engaged at Battle of Jutland sinking a Light cruiser and hitting the Derfflinger.
1917 to Grafton.
1919 to Active.
1923 traced for his L.S.G.C. serves on various ships being promoted to Chief Plumber in 1924.
1926 receives his R.A.O.B. medal.
1927-29 to Defiance, no further records available but by 1932 he was a civilian, shown as a watchman living at the Torpedo Range at Arrochar.
1944 awarded his Special Constabulary medal.
He also receives his Defence Medal shortly afterwards.
1971 dies in Cirencester.