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Spencer Vincent Pacey

Portrait of Sergeant Spencer Vincent Pacey. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond of Sacrifice' collection. ©IWM HU 116534

Portrait of Sergeant Spencer Vincent Pacey. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond of Sacrif …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Spencer Vincent AWMM
  • Surname
    Pacey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24681 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 May 1886 AWMM LondonEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    S. Pacey (brother), 36 Thompson Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24681 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 7 March 1916 AWMM Mercer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW1 POW - Celle, Hannover, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany New Zealand High Commission, (1917).
    22 June 1917 AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
    WW1 7 January 1918 AWMM
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • 22 June 1917 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Severely wounded while a member of a raiding party operating in La Basse Ville on the night of 22nd June 1917, his leg being blown off. When the raiding party withdrew Pacey was left in the village and taken prisoner. AWMM
    • 7 January 1918 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted 1st London General Hospital on January 7th 1918 after being repatriated from Germany. AWMM
    • 10 January 1918 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Transferred to Walton on Thames Hospital AWMM
    • 16 July 1918 AWMMMedical, WWI AWMM
      Supplied with 1st artificial limb (left thigh) AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    19 November 1951 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand High Commission (Great Britain). (1917). A short sketch of the work of the New Zealand Prisoners of War Department in London and of other undertakings connected with the war. London, England: High Commissioner for New Zealand. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      43: 6 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Chaplains; Prisoners of War; Reservists - Prisoners of war - Treatment in Germany - Statements. Archives New Zealand, R22434277 AWMM

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