About

Hugh Spencer Kentish (2 April 1892 – 26 February 1985) was a World War 1 soldier in the Australian Imperial Force, serving in Egypt and Palestine from February 1917 to November 1918 in the 3rd Regiment of the 1st Light Horse Brigade.

Photographic Portraits of South Australian Soldiers, Sailors and Nurses who took part in World War One
Number 2120 KENTISH, Hugh Spencer
3rd Light Horse
Place of birth: Laura
Residence: Beverley
Photo courtesy State Records of SA via Flickr bit.ly/CC2BSO

He enlisted in Adelaide and attended Mitcham Training Camp. His enlistment papers in the National Archives  record that he was aged 24 years & 3 months, his height was 5 feet 8 inches (172 cm) and he weighed 136 lbs (61kg).

He embarked HMAT A45 Bulla on 16 January 1917 and departed Outer Harbour for overseas service on 19 January 1917.

He remained on active duty until the war ended in November 1918 and returned to Australia on the Orari (New Zealand Shipping Company), which departed Kantara on 16 May 1919, arriving in Adelaide on 23 June 1919.

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Spencer with Mother at home in Beverley, June 1919
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