Ralph Vincent SAYERS

SAYERS, Ralph Vincent

Service Number: 1108
Enlisted: 9 September 1914, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria Date of promotion to Lance Corporal is not known
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Horsham, Victoria, Australia, 1879
Home Town: Wonthaggi, Victoria
Schooling: State School Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 19 May 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 1V, Row A, Grave 1 Rev. A. Gillison officiated Headstone inscription reads: Simply to thy cross I cling, Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1108, 14th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria Date of promotion to Lance Corporal is not known
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, 1108, 14th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, 1108, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
19 May 1915: Involvement Lance Corporal, 1108, 14th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Sayers and Jane Sayers nee Wilkinson of 12 Hunter Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria. Brother of Bruce Gordon Sayers MM who returned to Australia on 9 February 1919 having served with the  8th Battalion, Thomas Sayers who returned to Australia on 12 March 1918 having served with the 8th Battalion, Eva Jane Sayers, Olive May Sayers, John Wilson Sayers, Charles Edmund Sayers, George Arthur Sayers and Violet Ann Rose Sayers

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