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William David SANDERSON

Regimental number1786
Place of birthBlack Rock, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationAgent
AddressYatina, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.3
Height5' 8.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinSister, J M Sanderson, Yatina, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1916
Discharge date12 November 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Karoola', 12 April 1916; discharged (medically unfit: nervous debility), Adelaide, 12 November 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 June 1963
Age at death69
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SANDERSON William David

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