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William Frederick SANDFORD

Regimental number1905
Place of birth48 James Street, Worcester, England
SchoolChurch of England School, England
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStorekeeper
AddressC/o Charles Gear, Boundary Street, West End, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susan Sandford, Oxford Street, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Enlistment date28 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialYpres Reservoir Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 17), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
136
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Susan SANDFORD, 58 Oxford Street, Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Native of Worcester, England
Family/military connectionsPersonal friend William Henry Rawlins went out to Australia together, killed in action August 29th 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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