|Birth: ||Jul. 4, 1883|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 1939|
Rhode Island, USA
Parents: Lorillard Spencer, The 2nd. & Caroline Suydam Berryman Spencer (b. Dec 28, 1861 New Haven, CT)
Wife: Katherine Emmons Force Spencer
He served in France during WW1 and was decorated with the Purple Cross & US Distinguished Service Cross.
Enlisted, June 1, 1904, in Troop 2, Squadron A Cavalry, New York City. Served in the ranks of Squadron A Cavalry till 1912. Commissioned, 2nd Lieutenant, Coast Artillery, July 1, 1912, an assigned to the 8th Coast Artillery, New York City. Promoted, 1st Lieutenant, Jan. 2, 1913, Captain, April 16, 1915, Major, June 26, 1916.
World War 1, assigned to the 15th NY Infantry Regiment, New York City, August 1917. The 15th NY Infantry reorganized into the 369th Infantry Regiment, 93rd Division. He deployed to France, December 12, 1917. The 369th Infantry was assigned to the 4th French Army. As a battalion commander he was wounded in action ( severely ), September 26, 1918, near Ripon, France, during the Meuse-Argonne. Returning to the States, November 17, 1918, and discharged from the service October 18, 1919. He was 20% disabled on the date of discharge.
He was awarded for his actions, Distinguished Service Cross; Legion of Honor ( French ), Croix de Guerre ( French ).
Citation for DSC, " For extraordinary heroism in action in the Champagne sector, France, September 26, 1918.Commanding a battalion which was in action for the first time, Major Spence inspired his men by his own coolness ang courage under intense machine Gun fire. He continually exposed himself without regard for personal safety until he was wounded six times "
Squadron A in the Great War, page 237
Brooklyn Eagle, June 10, 1939, page 7, obituary
Lorillard Spencer (1860 - 1912)
Caroline Suydam Berryman Spencer (1861 - 1948)
Katherine Emmons Force Spencer (1891 - 1956)
Lorillard Suydam Spencer (1906 - 1981)*
Stephen Wolcott Spencer (1925 - 2010)*
William Hurlbut Force Spencer (1927 - 2013)*
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 14582, Sec. 18
Maintained by: squadron a association
Originally Created by: Kenneth J. Gruschow
Record added: Dec 11, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6023165