Ivor Elmore SANDERSON

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SANDERSON, Ivor Elmore

Service Number: 6566
Enlisted: 4 July 1916, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Pine Valley, Broken Dam, New South Wales, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Temora, Temora Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Hermies, France, 9 April 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery, Beaumetz-les-Cambrai
Memorials: Ariah Park War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Cootamundra, New South Wales
7 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6566, 3rd Infantry Battalion
7 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6566, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney

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Biography

Ivor Elmore SANDERSON was born in Pine Valley, Broken Dam (near Temora) NSW in 1891

His parents were Thomas SANDERSON and Isabella Rebecca BARNES

He enlisted on 4th July 1916 with the 3rd battalion

Unit embarked from Sydney on HMAT Ceramic on 7th October 1916

Ivor was killed in action on 9th April, 1917 in France

He is buried in Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery in France

PHOTO of Ivor and his brother (www.awm.gov.au)

Ivors brother 6565 Pte. Joseph John SANDERSON (/explore/people/153200) also of the 3rd battalion was also killed in France 23rd August, 1918

The brothers had embarked together on the HMAT Ceramic on 7th October 1916 & served together in France.

Another brother Arthur served in 5th Field Artillery & returned to Australia in 1919 . A cousin Thomas Robert Harrison (2nd battalion) who embarked with the brothers was also killed in action in Hermies in France

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