12/1799 Corporal William Henry Spencer.

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Auckland Regiment, New Zealand Forces.

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in the London Gazette of 11 March 1916.

Spencer was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The citation for the D.C.M. published in the London Gazette reads, "For conspicuous gallantry on the 13th August 1915, at Chanuk Bair (Dardenelles), when he displayed great bravery and skill in repairing a trench and leading his men under heavy fire."