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William Joseph SANDS

Regimental number732
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolEmu Creek State School No 228, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWood contractor
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, William Sands, Strathfield Sac via Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date26 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Catherine SANDS. Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance.
Other details

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

Date of death27 June 1931
Age at death45
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia

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