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William Ross SARA

Place of birthLearmouth, Victoria
SchoolGrenville College, Ballarat, Victoria
OccupationBank accountant
AddressLearmonth, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alexandria Elizabeth Sara, Lauriston, Learmont, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in 9th Aust Light Horse Regiment, also Victorian Scottish Regiment.
Enlistment date16 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name6th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of Cerebo Spinal Menigitis.
FateDied of disease 10 January 1917
Date of death10 January 1917
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialAllonville Communal Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 42), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Alexandria SARA, "Moeraki", Lantana Road, Garden Vale, Victoria. Native of Learmonth, Victoria
Family/military connectionsHis brother Lieut Russell Eric Sara was killed at Polygon Wood 21/0/17. Another brother Gordon Sara had considerable service with 8th Aust Light Horse Regiment.

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