Robert Edmund Bruce Spencer

  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 17 June 1891, Bluff Southland, New Zealand
  • Died 21 January 1958, Invercargill
  • Last rank Corporal
  • Service number 16/925
  • Served In 2nd Māori Contingent
  • Next of Kin Mrs Rena V. Spencer (wife), Bluff
  • Pre-war occupation Self-employed Labourer
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican).
  • Enlisted13 June 1915, Otago
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 29, Waitemata, departed 18 September 1915, Wellington, disembarked 26 October 1915, Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationEgypt 1915-1916, Egyptian E.F. 1916 and Western European 1916-1917-1918
  • Periods of service125 days in New Zealand and three years 314 days overseas in Egypt and Western Europe. Total service of four years and 39 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Chupra, 29 July 1919
  • Discharged25 August 1919 on termination of period of engagement
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal