Megan Spencer: Continuing – Harry’s War

Posted on: Mon 27 Apr 2020

Harry Spencer was just a young boy when his older brother died serving in the First World War. A twin, Private Richard Spencer, 14th Battalion, was killed on the Western Front in 1918, a few days shy of his 19th birthday. No doubt this played a role in Harry’s decision to join up in 1939.

Megan Spencer is a meditation teacher, with a particular interest in self care and kindness.  But she’s also a professional broadcaster, film critic, journalist and media maker, with a long list of credits to her name, and has kindly allowed Service Voices to use sections of her wonderful podcast series for the Australian War Memorial…   From a Whisper to a Bang…  the story of Corporal Harry Spencer 2/7th Battalion POW WW2.

Hear the full Podcast series From A Whisper To A Bang at the Australian War Memorial 

L. Harry, a soldier in 1939. R. Harry, a POW in 1941. Image: (c) Megan Spencer 2019 — at Stalag VII-A.  provided by M Spencer and used with permission


Main Image:  Megan Spencer recording The Last Post Ieper, beneath the Menin Gates in Belguim, for Episode 03 of From A Whisper To A Bang! in October 2017.  Photo: Oliver Budack (c) Megan Spencer 2017.

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