William John Spicer was born in Lewis Ponds in 1893, the third son (and fourth child) of James Spicer and his wife Margaret (nee MacElligott).
A medical conducted in November 1915 found William to be unfit for active service, due to chronic sciatica and lumbago. William was subsequently discharged.
In 1917 William married Ethel A Marr. He worked in the Orange, Dubbo and Euchareena districts until his death in Orange in 1964.
William’s cousin, Thomas Samuel Spicer, also enlisted in WWI.