Private Robert Spence

Private Robert Spence, 9th ( Service ) Battalion, Cameronians. He died from wounds in France on 10th February 1917, aged 31. He had been born in Bunkle and  was the son of Robert and Mary Spence of West Foulden, Berwickshire and the husband of Margaret Spence of Whitehill, Chirnside. He is buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France and his Headstone is inscribed ” To Memory Ever Dear From His Widow And Son”. He had been employed at Whitehall, Chirnside when he enlisted in June 1916. He joined his Battalion in France in December 1916 but was badly wounded and had an arm amputated. He contracted blood poisoning and died in the 2nd Canadian General Hospital, Le Treport, France.

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