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Walter Geoffrey SAUNDERS

Regimental number6667
Place of birthPort Darwin, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTrain guard
Address'Recordia', Forest Road, Arncliffe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Maud Saunders, 'Recordia', Forest Road, Arncliffe, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name8th Field Ambulance, Section A
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
From Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish the embarkation details of individual officers and men: 6 officers and 156 others embarked on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' from Melbourne on 10 November 1915; 1 officer and 50 others embarked on HMAT A58 'Kabringa' from Melbourne on 8 November 1915; 1 officer and 16 others embarked on HMAT A2 'Geelong' from Adelaide on 12 November 1915; 1 officer and 4 others embarked on HMAT A13 'Katuna' from Adelaide on 9 November 1915; and
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Motor Transport Company
FateKilled in Action 4 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 35), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Annie SAUNDERS, 'Pozieres', Norton Street, Randwick, New South Wales. Native of Port Darwin, Northern Territory, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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