William A SANSOM

Regimental number1654
Place of birthParkes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sophia Graves, 2283 Ware Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Military Training before enlisting.
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 28 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22.7
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 21), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Sophia SANSOM, 36 Federal Road, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Native of Parkes, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsStepbrother Fredrick James Graves returned from Egypt.