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Frank SANDS

Regimental number1191
Date of birth31 March 1881
Place of birthGunning, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation overseer
Address'Bouryong', Yass Road, Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Francis Elizabeth Wyabeth Sands, 'Bouryong,' Yass Road, Goulburn, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 21 May 1917
Discharge date25 October 1917 - medical grounds
Other details

Son of Frances and John Samuel

Served at Gallipoli and Rafa. Developed tuberculosis and after spending some time in hospital was returned home on board the "Neuralia"

Married Sarah Adelaide Mullins on 7 February 1934 at St Andrews Church of England Church, Roseville, Sydney and settled in Bundanoon
Date of death14 August 1960 - Kenmore Hospital, Goulburn
Age at death79
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium, Sydney. (donated his body to Sydney University and was finally cremated on 28 July 1961)

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