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Robert SANDERSON

Regimental number5180
Place of birthNorthumberland, England
SchoolLakes Creek State School, Queensland
Age on arrival in Australia4
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressKing Street, Wynnum, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinSister, Mrs E Gilbert, King Street, Wynnum, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateDied of disease 1 January 1917
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row E, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
156
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Helon (as spelt) SANDERSON. Native of Lakes Creek, Queensland

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