Other names: George
Locations in this story: Sutton Waldron, Shaftesbury, DorsetFontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersWinchester, HampshireDorchester, Dorset
Story: George Spicer was born on 14 Oct 1881 in Sutton Waldron, Dorset, and baptised at Fontmell Magna, Dorset, on 11 Dec 1881 the son of Absalom Spicer and Margaret Spicer (nee Jackson). He lived his early life in Higher Street, Sutton Waldron, Dorset. He enlisted on 31 Aug 1914 and joined the Royal Field Artillery (108/23rd Battery) as a Gunner Signaller. (Service No. 98021). He served in France and was wounded on 13 Jul 1917 from which he recovered only to be reported missing on 27 Mar 1918 but rejoined his battery without any apparent inquiry. He was demobilized on 28 Feb 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. In 1921 he had applied for a disablement pension and had requested copies of his military medical records. It appears the War Office were reluctant to release them. He married Edith M. Millard in Poole in 1925. They had one son. By the 1939 Registry George was living at 2 Parsonage Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, whilst his wife was a patient in the Dorset Mental Hospital, Dorchester. His son was living with his wife's relations elsewhere. George was then working as a Carpenter and Joiner. He died in 1965 in the Winchester, Hampshire, Registration District.