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Horace John SAMBROOK

Regimental number9961
Date of birth21 September 1893
Place of birthChippendale, New South Wales
SchoolHornsby and Hurstville Public Schools, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway fireman
Address20 Bridge Street, Erskineville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, John Sambrook, 20 Bridge Street, Erskineville, New South Wales
Previous military service29th Infantry; Served in the Australian Rifles.
Enlistment date16 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name9th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Company Engineers
FateDied of wounds 2 May 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row J, Grave No. 3), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
24
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Emily SAMBROOK, 5 Ashmore Street, Erskineville, New South Wales. Native of Sydney
Family/military connectionsCousins served.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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