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Morton Reginald SANDLAND

Regimental number191
Place of birthKoonoona Station, Burra, South Australia
SchoolSt Peter's College, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSheep farmer
AddressKooringa, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Caroline Sandland, Kooringa, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 23rd Light Horse Regiment.
Enlistment date14 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 23 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Reinforcements
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was one of the first to enlist from the town of Burra in 1914.
FateKilled in Action 31 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBeersheba, Egypt
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 29), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Caroline SANDLAND, Kooringa, South Australia
Family/military connectionsFirst cousin of the late Lieut McBride and Hawkes.
Other details

War service: Egypt

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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