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William Edward SANKEY

Regimental number3619
Date of birth8 January 1891
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressOak Cottage 68 Henderson Road, Alexandria, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs E M Sankey, Oak Cottage 68 Henderson Road, Alexandria, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAlso served in World War II as N75848, Sergeant. Enlisted 4 July 1940; discharged 16 July 1947.
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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