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Albert Joseph SANDERS

Regimental number808
Place of birthCollinsfield, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStevedore
AddressCharlton Street, Exeter, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 9"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence Lilian Sanders, Charlton Street, Exeter, South Australia
Previous military serviceYes 20th AASC A.B. Corps 20th 8th A.C.H. South Africa
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name(1st) Divisional Train, 4th Company, Army Service Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollR808
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd General Service Reinforcements
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Date of death28 January 1920
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery (Plan 3, Row 13, Grave No. 95), Adelaide, South Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
181
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Elizabeth SANDERS. Native of Collinsfield, South Australia. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, South Australia.
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Discharge date1 December 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 872 Driver Archie William SANDERS, 3rd Machine Gun Company, returned to Australia, 23 September 1918; died of pneumonia, 13 December 1918; 1980 Pte Frank Henry SANDERS, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 26 September 1917.
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wandilla', 12 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 15 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 1 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SANDERS Albert Joseph

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