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Russell Eric SARA

Place of birthLearmouth, Victoria
Place of birthLearmonth, Victoria
SchoolLearmouth State School, Victoria
AddressLauriston, Learmonth, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs A E Sara, Lauriston, Learmonth, Victoria
Previous military serviceJoined 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment as Trumpeter and rose to the rank of Lieutenant.
Enlistment date25 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 November 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name7th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialPerth Cemetery (China Wall) (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 49), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Alexandra SARA, "Moeraki", Lantana Road, Garden Vale, Victoria
Family/military connectionsHis brother Lieut Ross Sara died at Allonville War, Amiens France, another brother Gordon Sara had considerable service with the 8th Lighthorse.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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