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Arthur SANDERSON

Regimental number11541
Place of birthTemora New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMenvice Road, Quandary via Temora, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Mr Sanderson, Menvice Road, Quandary via Temora, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name5th Field Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. on 17th October, 1917, whilst returning from delivering ammunition to the batteries near ZONNEBEKE (east of YPRES), driver SANDERSON's party came under heavy enemy shell fire, two men being mortally wounded. This driver unhesitatingly went to the assistance of his wounded comrades. He has on previous occasions at great personal risk rendered valuable aid to wounded men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 December 1966
Age at death72
Place of burialYoung Cemetery, New South Wales

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