Clifford William King SADLIER VC

SADLIER, Clifford William King

Service Numbers: 2858, 4871, W48375, W48375
Enlisted: 31 May 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: Volunteer Defence Corps (WA)
Born: Camberwell, Victoria, 11 June 1892
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: University High School, Melbourne
Occupation: Commercial Traveller
Died: Emphysematic bronchitis, Busselton, Western Australia, 28 April 1964, aged 71 years
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium, Western Australia
Cremation only - ashes taken by Funeral Director
Memorials: Keith Payne VC Memorial Park, North Bondi War Memorial, Winchelsea WWI Memorial
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World War 1 Service

31 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2858, 51st Infantry Battalion (WW1), Perth, Western Australia
25 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4871, 1st Australian General Hospital, HMAT Wandilla, Fremantle
25 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4871, 1st Australian Convalescent Depot
25 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4871, 1st Australian General Hospital
25 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4871, 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, HMAT Wandilla, Fremantle
9 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2858, 51st Infantry Battalion (WW1)
14 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 51st Infantry Battalion (WW1)
1 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 51st Infantry Battalion (WW1)
4 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

World War 2 Service

19 Mar 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, W48375
30 Nov 1943: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, W48375, Volunteer Defence Corps (WA)

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

"Clifford William King Sadlier (1892-1964), soldier, clerk and commercial traveller, was born on 11 June 1892 at Camberwell, Melbourne, fourth child of Irish-born Thomas George Sadlier, salesman and later indent agent, and his wife Mary Ann, née Roberts, from Adelaide. After attending University High School he accompanied his family to Perth where they settled at Subiaco.

Sadlier was working as a commercial traveller when he enlisted as a private in the Australian Imperial Force in May 1915. Posted to the 1st Australian General Hospital, Australian Army Medical Corps, he embarked for Egypt in June and served with the hospital at Heliopolis. In March 1916 he returned to Australia on nursing duties, but on 9 November he re-embarked for active service as an acting sergeant with the 7th Reinforcements for the 51st Battalion. In England he reverted to the rank of private on 11 January 1917, but in February began a course at the school for non-commissioned officers, Tidworth. Crossing to France, he joined the 51st Battalion, 13th Brigade, on 13 May. He was promoted corporal five days later and was commissioned second lieutenant on 14 July and promoted lieutenant on 1 April 1918..." - READ MORE LINK (adb.anu.edu.au)

 

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