Arthur Henry SPURGEON OBE

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SPURGEON, Arthur Henry

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 31 December 1913
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: HMAS Penguin (IV) 1939-1940/HMAS Brisbane 1940-1942/HMAS Moreton (I) 1942-1994 (Depot)
Born: Gosport , Hampshire, England, 30 May 1900
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Royal Naval College, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Naval Officer
Died: Pneumonia following operation for appendicitis, St. Luke’s Private Hospital Sydney Australia, 6 December 1942, aged 42 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Grave Ref: A C 9
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Non Warlike Service

31 Dec 1913: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Cadet Midshipman

World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, SN Officer, HMAS Penguin (IV) 1939-1940/HMAS Brisbane 1940-1942/HMAS Moreton (I) 1942-1994 (Depot)
1 Jan 1942: Honoured Officer of the Order of the British Empire
6 Dec 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Captain, HMAS Penguin (IV) 1939-1940/HMAS Brisbane 1940-1942/HMAS Moreton (I) 1942-1994 (Depot)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Arthur Henry SPURGEON was born in Gosport, Hampshire on 30th May, 1900

His parents were Charles Herbert SPURGEON & Harriet Rosina KING who married in 1899 (registered in Alverstoke, UK)

He married Ruth Hall OWEN in Hong King in 1938 - 1 child who was an infant when he died

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Arthurs father & brothers also served - see links for newspaper article on their service