Roll of Honour George William Spensley

Service number NGX490
Rank Corporal
Unit New Guinea Volunteer Rifles
Service Australian Army
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Conflict Eligibility Date Second World War, 1939-1947
Date of Death 01 July 1942
Place of Death South China Sea
Cause of Death Died at sea (Montevideo Maru)
Cemetery or Memorial Details Rabaul Memorial, Rabaul, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Source AWM147 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, 2nd AIF (Australian Imperial Force) and CMF (Citizen Military Force)

Location on the Roll of Honour

George William Spensley's name is located at panel 72 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).


Personal Service Records

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War Graves

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Roll of Honour name projection

George William Spensley's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Sun 18 June 2023 at 11:20pm
  • Sun 10 September 2023 at 1:21am
  • Tue 05 December 2023 at 9:26pm
  • Sat 23 March 2024 at 2:35am

These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.