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Benjamin SANDERSON

Regimental number3666
Place of birthOkupu, Gt Barrier Ind, New Zealand
SchoolOkupu Gt Barrier Ind School, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressWollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Benjamin Sanderson, Okapui, Great Barriers Island, New Zealand
Enlistment date25 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 5 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialAeroplane Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 26), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
117
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin and Eliza SANDERSON, 8 Kelly Street, Edenvale Road, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand. Native of Okupu, Great Barrier Island
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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