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Maurice John SANDSTROM

Regimental number17129
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
Address15 Harold Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Sandstrom, 69 Union Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 17
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1917
Discharge date24 January 1918
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 5 June 1916; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 6 July 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 12 July 1916; disembarked Southampton, 23 July 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 1 December 1916.

Evacuated sick to England (rheumatic fever), 1 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia, 19 October 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 15 December 1917; discharged, 24 January 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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