AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL
HERBERT BURDETT, MAUDE, GRANDMA LUCY JANE AND GRANDFATHER FREDERICK
Herbert Burdett Sanders
Service number: 1074
Rank: Private [Pte]
Unit: 2nd Battalion (Infantry)
Date of death: 23 July 1916
Cemetery or memorial details: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
War Grave Register notes: SANDERS, Pte. Herbert Burdett, 1074. 2nd Bn. 23rd July, 1916. Age 19. Son of Lucy Jane Sanders, of Lu-Bert, Myra Rd., Dulwich Hill, New South Wales, and the late Frederick John Sanders. Born at Kinchela, New South Wales.
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
THE STORY OF BERT’S LAST ACTION IN FRANCE.
THERE IS A GOOD DEAL MORE CORRESPONDENCE in the PDF below. I had always thought he had died from illness but it seems not. One report says he was app 29 years old but he is on his mother’s form as being 19.
GRANDFATHER SANDERS, JOHN GEORGE.
EMBARKATION ON EURIPIDES http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/nominal_rolls/first_world_war_embarkation/person.asp?p=35376
Sanders, Bruce (Warrant Officer Class 2) 1920-
2 boxes: x 28 cm + 2 folio
Personal papers of Warrant Officer Class 2 Bruce Sanders, including: school, employment and Army service records; personal diary covering war service and post-war life; membership records of 2/3 Pioneer Battalion Association, kept during term of office as Assistant Secretary.
Makers papers – copying permitted
Correspondence; Diaries; Documentation; Rolls
2/3 Pioneer Battalion
Second World War, 1939-1945