He was the son of Daniel Frederick Spiller and Alice Spiller. In 1901 the family were living in house 84, Lisburn Road, Windsor, Belfast although this number changes to 86 by 1911.
Following his education at Methodist College, Belfast, Spiller joined the Belfast Banking Company on 16th January 1907.
The National Archives reports a Medal Index Card as follows:
Royal Highlanders, 2176, Private &
Army Service Corps, S/443681, Private
The Belfast Banking Company 'Roll of Honour' booklet records Spiller as having been 'previously wounded' with his last known address 'Belfast'.
Spiller is reported by many golfing internet sites as being a golfer who won or was runner up in the annual Irish Amateur Open Championships. He was a member of the North West Golf Club who report that he represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1924 to 1929.