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The names of 197 local men who lost their lives in World War I are
inscribed on the bells of the Memorial Community Church in Plaistow. They are our local heroes

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Spencer Millham

Private
Leicestershire
Born
Plaistow - c 1898
Died
France and Flanders - 27 May 1918
Age
20
Death
Killed in action
Served in
Leicestershire
Awards
Unknown
Memorials
Unknown
Lived
70 Wigston Road, Plaistow

Spencer William's story

The Tabernacle Messenger (the church magazine at the time) reported in January 1915 that S Millham  was one of the serviceman who received a parcel for Christmas 1914.

In May 1919 it wrote that Spencer Milham, who had previously been reported missing, was now confirmed killed.

The bell has S Miller (and no Millham) but we think it is referring to this local man.

Service Number
45694
Mother
Unknown
Father
Spencer William
Spouse
Unknown
Buried
Soissons Memorial, France
No photos found for Spencer Millham

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2 comments

  1. Elizabeth Downey
    December 2, 2014
    9:41 pm

    Spencer was my Grandad’s cousin we have a photo of him as a child. We also have a photo/ postcard of him in uniform that he sent to the family. We think his mothers name was jane . There still is a spencer Millham
    Spencer’s name was read out at the Tower of London ‘s roll call in August

  2. Jo Henman
    November 4, 2018
    6:53 pm

    Spencer was engaged to my paternal grandmother when he was killed in action. We as a family hold him very dear. God rest.

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