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Felix Edmund SAINSBURY

Regimental number2729
Place of birthWest Lavington, Wiltshire, England
SchoolDauntpey Grammar School, Wilts, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDairy hand
Addressc/o G Birkbeck, Balfour Street, Osborne, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, William Sainsbury,Frost Hill Farm, Overton, near Basingstoke, Hants, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Hants Imperial Yeomanry, England
Enlistment date26 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFour other brothers served in Cavolry and Flying Corps (English Forces).
FateDied of wounds 9 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialPont D'Achelles Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 6), Nieppe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Susan SINSBURY. Native of Newlands Manor, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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