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William SALES

Regimental number5917
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolCaversham State School, Western Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGardener
AddressCaversham, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, George William Sales, Caversham PO, Caversham, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets in WA.
Enlistment date14 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row A, Grave No. 3), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
114
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Mary SALES. Native of Bendigo, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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