Regimental number326
Place of birthBarramunga, Forrest, Victoria
SchoolColac State School and Church of England
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs J Backer, Colac West, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs J Baker (jun), Colac West, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Place of enlistmentColac, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied 14 General Hospital, Cairo.
FateDied of wounds 29 December 1917
Place of death or woundingEl Burg, near Jerusalem
Age at death27.6
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row O, Grave No. 91), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Sanson and Mary Hannah FLOYD
Other details

War service: Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine

Embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 16 May 1915; admitted to New Zealand Field Ambulance, 20 June 1915 (hernia); to Mudros Bay, 21 June 1915; returned to Gallipoli, 24 June 1915; admitted to Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 14 July 1915 (hernia); embarked for hospital, 14 July 1915; disembarked Malta, 18 July 1915; admitted to Tigne Military Hospital, 18 July 1915; embarked for England, 18 August 1915; admitted to Lewisham Military Hospital, London, 26 August 1915; transferred to No 15 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 1 September 1915; to Epsom, 20 September 1915.

Returning to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 29 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 15 January 1916; returned to duty, Heliopolis, 15 January 1916.

Marched out to Serapeum, 26 February 1916.

To hospital, Serapeum, 6 March 1916 (sick); returned to duty, 26 March 1916.

Passed gunner course at School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 19 March 1917.

To be Lance Corporal, 5 November 1917.

Wounded, 1 December 1917; admitted to Australian Receiving Station, 1 December 1917 (gun shot wound, face); transferred to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 1 December 1917; to 35th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 December 1917; to 43rd Stationary Hospital, 3 December 1917; to 24th Stationary Hospital, 4 December 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 5 December 1917; placed on dangerously ill list, 20 December 1917.

Died of wounds, 29 December 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FLOYD Harry