Name: Francis Elmhirst SPENCER
Given Name: Francis Elmhirst
Surname: Spencer 1
Birth: 25 Jul 1881
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Father: Charles Francis Henry SPENCER b: 11 Jun 1848 in Blenheim, Oxfordshire, england
Mother: Emily Lydia BALL b: 1855 in Carlow, Ireland
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Text: Colonel Francis Elmhirst Spencer was born on 25 July 1881 . He was theson of Lt.-Col. Charles Henry Francis Spencer a nd Emily Lydia Ball. Hemarried Augusta Tracey, daughter o f Colonel Arthur Tracey, on 26February 1916. He died in 197 2.
Colonel Francis Elmhirst Spencer was educated at Dover Coll ege,England. He gained the rank of Colonel in the service o f the RoyalArtillery.1 In 1900 he served in China. In 190 4 he served in the TibetExpedition and the occupation of Lh asa. He fought in the First WorldWar between 1914 and 1918 , where he was mentioned in despatches fivetimes. He was de corated with the award of Military Cross (M.C.) in1916. H e was decorated with the award of Companion, DistinguishedS ervice Order (D.S.O.) in 1918. He was Brigidiar of the th e WesternCommand between 1934 and 1938. He fought in the Se cond World Warbetween 1939 and 1945.