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Vernon Spencelayh was born at Chatham in 1891. His regiment, the West Yorkshire Regiment, denoted by the motif of the white horse of Hanover on the cap badge, saw action at a number of battles on the Western Front and at Gallipoli. Vernon was captured on 27 March 1918 and repatriated on 11 December 1918. After the war he studied painting with his father, going on to specialise in still life compositions, but was never as successful.
Private Vernon Spencelayh (1891–1980), West Yorkshire Regiment
oil on board
H 18 x W 12 cm (E)
purchased from David Cohen Fine Art Limited, 1989