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Alexander Robert SAUNDERCOCK

Regimental number6909
Place of birthRiverstone, New South Wales
SchoolParramatta High School, New South Wales
Other trainingTechnical College, Granville, NSW
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPlumber
AddressParramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Saundercock, Early Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as Sergeant in the Compulsory Training Scheme.
Enlistment date23 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 16 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was a machine gunner and was taken prisoner once on May 14th 1918 and escaped having to hide in a shell hole for 18 hours.
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot VII, Row F, Grave No. 6), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
84
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Martha SAUNDERCOCK, Early Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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