|Place of birth||Amamoor Creek, Gympie, Queensland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||c/o William Saunders, Amamoor Creek, Gympie, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, William Saunders, Amamoor Creek, Gympie, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Gympie, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/7/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Australian Provost Corps|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Place of burial||Jerusalem War Cemetery (Row W, Grave No 77), Palestine|
War service: Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine
Seriously wounded, Gallipoli, 14 May 1915 (scalp); returned to duty, 16 May 1915.
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT ?Kyarra?, 10 June 1915 (venereal disease); disembarked, 15 July 1915; transferred to Broadmeadows, 20 August 1915.
Fit for duty, ordered to report to Enoggera, 5 April 1916.
Re-embarked with 18th Reinforcement, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 4 May 1916; disembarked Egypt, 20 June 1916; taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 16 June 1916.
Transferred to Anzac Provost Corps, 21 July 1916; marched out to unit, 22 July 1916; taken on strength, Anzac Provost Corps, Abbassia, 25 July 1916.
Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 12 September 1916 (Nile fever); transferred to British Red Cross Convalescent Depot, Montazah, 16 September 1916; discharged to duty, 27 September 1916; rejoined unit, Abbassia, 27 September 1916.
Detached for temporary duty with Anzac Mounted Division, Kantara, 27 October 1916.
Attached for duty to 1st Light Horse Regiment, 18 November 1916.
Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, El Arish, 16 January 1917; transferred to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 17 January 1917; to 24th Stationary Hospital, 17 January 1917 (mild wound to shin); to Hospital Train, 22 January 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, 22 January 1917; to British Red Cross Convalescent Depot, 28 February 1917; discharged to duty, 22 March 1917; rejoined unit, 22 March 1917.
To Port Said Detachment, 9 December 1917; appointed acting Lance Corporal, 9 December 1917; marched into Camp. Suez, 12 December 1917.
Marched out to Anzac Provost Corps, Moascar, 5 April 1918; marched out to Desert Mounted Corps, 8 April 1918; temporarily detached to Desert Mounted Corps, 10 April 1918.
Marched into Anzac Mounted Division Headquarters, 14 June 1918; marched out to Desert Mounted Corps, 20 June 1918; taken on strength, 20 June 1918.
To hospital, Cairo, 1 August 1918 (sick); admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 2 August 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to 34th Combined Clearing Hospital, Jerusalem, 2 August 1918; listed as dangerously ill, 12 August 1918 (enteric fever).
Died of disease, 25 August 1918 (enteric fever).Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||See also 385 William SAUNDERS for second embarkation.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SAUNDERS William|