ST J JERUSALEM-BWM-1935 JUBILEE MEDALS TO LT COL W SPONG.
The three mounted for wear with a silver St John Jerusalem award, at the front. A British War Medal named to Major W A Spong, with an unnamed George V 1935 Silver Jubilee Medal. Together with his second wife's medals British War and Victory Medals, named to S.M.P. A Daly T.F.N.S. Both groups have matching miniatures groups, each mounted for wear.
Also a WW11 Condolence Slip named to Lieutenant-Colonel W A Spong.
Lt Colonel William Arthur Spong MB BCL BAQ LM RoT died on the 22nd December 1940 whilst Co of the base Hospital Tidworth, being buried at Tidworth Military Cemetery.
He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps before the Great War, during which as a Major he was serving in Mhow India. When his Medal details were returned in 1921, he had listed a M in D as 'missing'. Officers of the Medical Services states he was awarded a Victory medal, which the MIC proves incorrect (BWM only). He is probably entitled to a 1939/45 War Medal, possibly a Defence Medal also.
Born in Liverpool on the 11th April 1883, he was educated in Ireland (TC Dublin) Lieutenant 29/07/1907, Captain 29/1/1911. T/Mjr 25/2/18 till February 23rd 1919. Major 29/7/1919. Temp Lt/Col 6/10/1931, Lt Colonel 19/10/1931. Retired on pay 11/4/1938, rejoined 2/9/1939. He had served in India from 1909 until 1919. Again in India 1921-25 also 1930-35. He retired as the Commanding Officer British Military Hospital Murree, on the 3/9/35 (held the post from 1931) then on the Reserve of Officers until 11/4/1938
His first wife Violet Frances Horendon (who died in India) had two children Vivian and Jill Spong. He at one time was living in Bell House, Sutton Benger, Wilts.
After he lost his 1st wife it was in September 1919 ( Taunton Somerset) he married his 2nd Wife Annette Daly, (Special Military Probationer) of the Territorial Force Nursing Service. S M P Annette Daly served in Salonika from 23/11/1917. Her next of kin details list a C Eason Esq, Harrieston, Dalkey, Co Dublin.
Also a related unnamed group of four medals, 1939/45 & Burma Stars, Defence & War Medals with a matching group of miniatures. By provenance the medals awarded to Major A V H Spong R Tanks.
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