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Captain Lancelot Dykes Spicer (1893-1979) was a child of Sir Albert Spicer, 1st Baronet.

Early life and educationEdit

Lancelot was the 7th child of Albert and Jessie, and was born in 1893 in Woodford Green . He had 10 other siblings: AlbertBerthaGraceStewart, JanetGwendolene, Eva, Olga and Ursula.

Lancelot attended Rugby School , followed by Trinity College, Cambridge .

World War OneEdit

Lancelot was commissioned into the Army in 1914, and was made a tempory Lieutenant in 1915. From 1915-1917 he served on the Western Front with the 9th (Service) Battalion - The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry . In 1916 he was made temporary Captain, and fought in the Battle of Somme in the same year. The following year, he was awarded the Military Cross , and also in 1917 he was Adjutant in the 10th (Service) Battalion (The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry). After this he was awarded a bar for his MC and became Bridgade Major with the 64th Infantry Brigade ; in the same year as all of this - 1918 - Lancelot was awarded a DSO (Decorated Service Order ).[1]

  1. http://www.aim25.ac.uk/cgi-bin/vcdf/detail?coll_id=702&inst_id=21

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