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Roland Eugene Arthur SAUNDERS

Regimental number1107
Place of birthOsterly, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSorell, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinBrother, Frederick Hector Saunders, Sorell, Tasmania
Enlistment date6 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was a Scout and spoken high of by Lieut Loane 40th Batt. Given name Rowland on ROH.
FateKilled in Action 28 February 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Roland Eugene
Place of death or woundingFrance (No Mans Land)
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 34), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
133
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Milbah SAUNDERS
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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