William Spencer ("Will" or "Spencer" ) MADLAND


MADLAND , William Spencer

Service Number: 6287
Enlisted: 27 April 1916, Port Augusta, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia, 15 January 1896
Home Town: Port Augusta, Port Augusta, South Australia
Schooling: West Augusta Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Shop Assistant
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Port Augusta Christ Church Memorial Altar, Port Augusta Memorial Band Rotunda, Port Augusta Roll of Honor Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6287, 10th Infantry Battalion, Port Augusta, SA
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6287, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6287, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by St Peter's Woodlands Grammar School

William Spencer Madland

William Spencer Madland was born on the 15th of January 1896. He grew up in Port Augusta, South Australia and he attended Port Augusta Public school. When he got older he was employed as a shop assistant.

On the 27th of April 1916 William enlisted into war and was put into the front line infantry. He fought in WW1 but whilst he was fighting in Belgium he was reported missing in action and on the 20th of September 1917 he was then reported killed in action.

William led a brave life through being in the war. All though he was only a private rank he still received 2 medals and served the country with pride.


Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

William Spencer MADLAND was born on 15th January, 1896 in Port Augusta, South Australia

His parents were Charles James MADLAND and Sarah Ann DAW who married in Port Augusta on 25th November, 1886 - 5 known children

Biography contributed by Felicity Young

edit ** Charles James MADLAND and Sarah Ann DAW had six children:

Henry, Elizabeth, Emily, Ivy, Augusta, William