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Herbert SADLER

Regimental number542
Place of birthSurrey, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address136 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 2.5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Jane Sadler, 136 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 4A), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
119
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, ex-HMT 'Wandilla', 7 December 1915.

Admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 10 March 1916 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 10 March 1916 (pyrexia of unknown origin); discharged and rejoined 31st Bn, Tel el Kebir, 19 March 1916 (rheumatism).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916.

Previous report of wounded now, 25 August 1916, to be reported as 'Wounded and Missing, 19 July 1916'.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 19 July 1916, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on B.103: 'Buried in vicinity of Fleurbaix, Sh.36 N.W.'

Statement, Red Cross File No 2400305, Pte G.A. McLay, 31st Bn (patient, 1st Australian Auxiliary hospital, Harefield, England), 11 April 1917: '[1085] J. Ould ... told me that he saw Sadler killed.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, SADLER Herbert
Red Cross file 2400305

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