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Roy Llewelyn SANDOW

Regimental number1179
Place of birthYalka, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBaker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinBrother, A H Sandow, Dewsbury, Claremont Avenue, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1120
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 22 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIV, Row ?, Grave No. 18A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
45
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie SANDOW
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on POLYGON WOOD on 20th September, 1917, Private SANDOW displayed conspicuous gallantry. He was an operator on Amplifier and Power Buzzer Station in a chain of communication and in the enemy barrage he patrolled and repaired lines and earths utterly regardless of personal danger. While in the performance of his duties his leg was shot away. He, however, completed his task. It was largely due to this man's efforts that good communication was maintained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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