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Thomas Samuel Spicer

By January 8, 2015No Comments

Thomas Samuel Spicer was born in Lewis Ponds in 1891. He was one of ten children born to William Henry Spicer and his wife Emma Jane (nee Blatchford). William and his family were well-known and highly respected residents of Upper Lewis Ponds where they lived and farmed sheep for many years.

Thomas enlisted in February 1916 and attended training camp for several months. He was discharged in July 1916.

In 1918 Thomas married Ada Jan Fardell in Orange; the couple settled in Lewis Ponds where Thomas worked as a labourer, and had several children. Thomas died in July 1970, aged 79. He is buried in Orange Cemetery.

Thomas had three cousins who served in WWI: James Caleb Spicer, Samuel Archibald Spicer and William John Spicer.