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Regimental number6566
Place of birthPine Valley, Broken Dam, New South Wales
SchoolBeaconsfield Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAriah Park, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, T Sanderson, Ariah Park, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 April 1917
Place of death or woundingHermies, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBeaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery (Special Memorial No. 2), Beaumetz-Les-Cambrai, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Isabel SANDERSON, Pucawan, New South Wales. Native of Pine Valley, Broken Dam
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6565 Pte Joseph John SANDERSON, 3rd Bn, killed in action, 23 August 1918, and brother Driver A.S. SANDERSON MM
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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