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Frederick Spencer

In memory of:

Ordinary Seaman Frederick Spencer

December 1, 1940

Military Service

Service Number:







Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve


H.M.C.S. Saguenay

Additional Information

Son of Nellie Spencer, of Port Arthur, Ontario. Sec. 5. Nonconformist.

Commemorated on Page 18 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Lancashire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 2127.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Frederick Spencer– O.S. Fred Spencer, RCNVR, reported killed on the S.S. Saguenay, December 1, 1940.
  Photo courtesy of Hillcrest High School - "Stairway of Honour" project.  Eighty-four large portraits of students from the Second World War line both sides of the 55 stairs leading up to the school's auditorium. Most of the portraits have the rank and year of death of the student. Some portraits explain how the soldier died, but many were MIA and presumed dead. Each year, teachers from the grade 10 Canadian History course take their students to the stairway around November 11th to complete a project that deals directly with the pictures on the Stairway of Honour.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram
  • Grave Marker– Graves of F Spencer & H Purvis.  Barrow in Furness Cemetery, UK

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