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Alfred Arthur SADLER

Regimental number4233
Place of birthAlexandria, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolWaterloo School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPorter
Address8 Turner Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Sadler, 8 Turner Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A6 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was a cricketer and footballer.
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 11), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
159
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Alice SADLER, 106 Morehead Street, Redfern, New South Wales; husband of Mary Margaret SADLER, 3 Clifton Terrace, Frenchmans Road, Randwick, New South Wales. Native of Sydney
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1260 Pte William Edward SADLER, 18th Bn, killed in action, 22 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19-20 July 1916.

Reported wounded and missing, 19-20 July 1916.

Statement by 4531 Lance Corporal B. KUSKOFF, 54th Bn, 23 November 1916: 'I was in charge with No. 4509 L. Harriott and No. 4233 Private A.A. Sadler on the western front of the 19-7-1916, I was toldin the early part that No. 4509 Private A.A. Sadler was wounded. These two men were in the same section as myself and I was very sorry when I heard what had happened to them ... '

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, 19-20 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2400205: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsWife's subsequent address: Lockwood Street, Merrylands, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SADLER Alfred Arthur
Red Cross file 2400205

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