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George Alexander SANDERSON

Regimental number655
Place of birthGympie, Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGympie, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Sanderson, Pomona via Gympie, Queensland
Enlistment date19 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularShortly before being killed he rescued a comerade that was left in no mans land bleeding to death, he did this under heavy barrage.
FateKilled in Action 16 July 1918
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 22), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Bridget SANDERSON, Cooran, Queensland. Native of Gympie, Queensland

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