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John Geoffrey SANDLAND

Regimental number3596
Place of birthJamestown, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStation overseer
AddressJamestown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 11.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Cooper Sandland, care SA Gas Company, King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 12 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [191] Lt Arnold Cooper SANDLAND, 10th Bn, died of wounds, 4 August 1916; 2822 Sergeant Eric Walter SANDLAND, 9th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT A34 'Persic', 21 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 15 February 1918, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (wounded), Adelaide, 27 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 January 1921
Age at death37
Place of burialJamestown Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SANDLAND John Geoffrey

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