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Herbert SANDS

Regimental number3481
Place of birthEchuca, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressRochester, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Sands, PO, Rochester, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area)
Enlistment date17 April 1917
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date24 November 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2753 Pte John SANDS, 37th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Plassy', 5 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 25 October 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 24 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death6 November 1936
Age at death36
Place of burialElmore Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, SANDS Herbert

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