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