Māori › William Brown Spence Born 16 July 1925 - Died 25 November 2010 PDF Key details Service numberWWII 8437 AWMM Also known asBill AWMM Armed force / branchNavy AWMM Last rankLeading Seaman/Military AWMM Royal New Zealand Navy AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Portrait, William Brown Spence - This image may be subject to copyright Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesWilliam Brown AWMM SurnameSpence AWMM Ingoa Also known asBill AWMM Service numberWWII 8437 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionPresbyterian, Christian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth16 July 1925 AWMM AWMM Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistmentVictoria Street, Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkationMrs B.G. Spence (mother), Victoria Street, Pukekohe, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMM Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaign Armed force / branchNavy AWMM Service numberWWII 8437 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards1939-1945 Star AWMM Pacific Star (Burma clasp) AWMM Defence Medal AWMM War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMM Age 17 AWMM Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Ordinary Seaman AWMM Royal New Zealand Navy AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture detailsWW2 13 December 1941 AWMM Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankLeading Seaman/Military AWMM Royal New Zealand Navy AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Husband of Merilyn; father of David, Jo-Anne.Aged 17 1/2 at enlistment.Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2001. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Death25 November 2010 AWMM Age 85 AWMM New Zealand AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of death Death notes CemeteryPukekohe Cemetery, Wellington Street, Pukekohe, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference ObituaryDeath Notice: New Zealand Herald, 27 November 2010 AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Roll of Honour Remember William Brown Spence by laying a poppy. William Alexander Spence William Andrew Spence William Brown Spence William Francis Spence William Henry Spence Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of William Brown Spence Leave a note Contribute › Processing Related objects List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War Library / Pictorial › manuscripts and archives MS-2009-8 Sources Sources Contribute › External links DocumentsThe New Zealand Herald AWMM Information kindly provided by family AWMM Correspondence with family AWMM The New Zealand Herald AWMM The New Zealand Herald AWMM Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 27 November 2010 AWMM List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.