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Fred Edward Richard SAUNDERS

Regimental number1339
Place of birthHawkes Bay, New Zealand
SchoolSydney Grammar School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
Address'Redcar', Middlehead Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, F Saunders, 'Redcar', Middlehead Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Naval Reserves, NSW.
Enlistment date1 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHis grandfather was Inspector of Mounted Police, South Aust and had over 50 years service with that work. His uncle CApt Saunders served throughout the Boer War.
FateDied of wounds 24 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Frederick Edward
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death21
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 50), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
24
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Laura SAUNDERS, 7 Milnet Street, Mosman, New South Wales. Native of Hastings, New Zealand
Family/military connectionsHis cousin Lance Corp Arthur Smedley killed at Gallipoli.

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