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Regimental number6565
Place of birthBroken Dam, New South Wales
SchoolBeaconsfield Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAriah Park, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, T Sanderson, Ariah Park, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 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 23 August 1918
Place of death or woundingBray, Somme Sector, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row D, Grave No. 6), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Isabel SANDERSON, Pucawan, Temora, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6566 Pte Ivor Elmore SANDERSON, 3rd Bn, killed in action, 9 April 1917.Brother to Ivor Elmore Sanderson (killed) and brother to Dvr A Sanderson MM.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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