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Regimental number6594
Place of birthCharters Towers, Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
OccupationCordial maker
AddressAllen Street, Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.7
Height5' 5.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr R Sanders, Allen Street, Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 July 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXXIII, Row F, Grave No. 6), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Margaret SANDERS. Native of Charters Towers, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SANDERS William

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