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Claude Ernest SAUNDERS

Regimental number1661
Place of birthRoma, Queensland
OccupationChemist's assistant
AddressRoma, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.75"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinFather, H H Saunders, Roma, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the 11th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameConvalescent Depot, Harefield Park, London
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/84/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Australian Stationary Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Discharge date19 November 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 294 Lance Corporal Norman Harry SAUNDERS, 31st Bn, killed in action, 12 October 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, Bullecourt, France; taken prisoner of war.

Repatriated to England from Holland, 20 January 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death28 August 1950
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, SAUNDERS Claude Ernest

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