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James SANDERSON

Regimental number642
Place of birthWest Wratting, Cambridgeshire, England
SchoolWest Wratting School, Cambridgeshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWest Wrattong, Cambridge, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Joseph Sanderson, West Wrattong, Cambridge, England
Enlistment date9 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWhen the Imperial Forces took Knoll 60, my son lost one of his friends, it was a victory won by heroic fighting which cost many a gallant man. His other friend won the Military Medal for bravery in the field. Both men belonged to Cambridgeshire, England.
FateKilled in Action 28 April 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialBrewery Orchard Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 19), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
87
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
ParentsP: Joseph and Mahala SANDERSON, West Wratting, Cambs., England

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