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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Felix Spain
Name: Spain, Felix
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3496
Place of Birth: Thursday Island (Qld.)
Next of Kin: Eva Miriam - Wife ; 56 Judd Street, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Qld. Edith Edmonds - Wife ; 3 Cellant Grove, Heath Street South, Spring Hill, Birmingham, U.K.
Biographical notes: Prior to the war, Spain was employed by the North Australian Railroad. He married Edith Edmonds, the daughter of Police Constable, Richard William Edmonds at the Registry Office in Birmingham, England on 9 March 1918. He returned to France on 17 April 1918 and was wounded in the shoulder in August 1918. He returned to Australia in March 1920 with his new wife and child. After the First World War he operated a couple of pearling luggers before opening a hairdresser business in Darwin. During the Second World War he wrote asking for his discharge papers which had been lost in the bombing of Darwin.
Occupation: Fireman
Date of Enlistment: 22-Nov-1915
Age at Enlistment: 22
Place of Enlistment: Brisbane (Qld.)
Unit: 52nd Battalion 9th Reinforcement
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1966-12-17
Place of Death: Darwin
Place of Burial: Palmerston Cemetery
Service History: Spain spent 7 months in the Cable Guard. His unit embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A33 ‘Ayrshire’ on 24 January 1917. He returned to Australia (accompanied by wife and child) on board HT 'Zealandia', disembarked in Sydney on 14 May 1920 and was discharged on 30 June 1920.
Related link: NT Place names Register : Spain Place
Nominal Roll
Embarkation Roll - HMAT A33 ‘Ayrshire’
Headstone at Palmerston (Goyder Road) Cemetery
Darwin Returned Servicemens' League (RSL) : A Concise History of its Conception and Development by Clive Francis Geddes. Darwin : Clive Francis Geddes, 2011: p.19.
Unit War Diary
Service Record
52nd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, France : 52nd Australian Infantry Battalion, 1918.
Related Materials: "Biography and photograph of Spain in uniform based on an obituary from NT News, 19 December 1966." Progenitor, Vol 32 No 1, March 2013: p.15-16. Rosenzweig, Paul A. "Filipino AIF volunteers from the Northern Territory part 3: The Spain family." Sabretache, Vol. 55, No. 2, Jun 2014: 17-29.
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.identifier.uri: http://hdl.handle.net/10070/235561
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