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Full Name: James Sandison
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): James
Surname: Sandison
Also Known As: Saunderson
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 23882
Gender: Male
Place of Birth: Scotland
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Seaman
Next of Kin: Miss Graham (friend), Moss Lea Hill, Liverpool, England
Marital Status: Single
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 13th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation Date: 27 May 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Willochra or Tofua
Destination: Plymouth or Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 33
Page on Nominal Roll: 9
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Regiment
Place of Death: Somes Island, Wellington, New Zealand
Date of Death: 1 November 1918
Age at Death: 41
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Suicide
Cemetery Name: Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand
Grave Reference: A. 8. (S)
Biographical Notes: Listed as returned to New Zealand 13 October 1917 in the Evening Post.
Description of Image: Image of gravestone at Karori Cemetery provided by Paul Baker December 2012
Additional Information: Name is not recorded on Wellington Cemeteries database.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: Military Funeral Evening Post, Volume XCVI, Issue 110, 5 November 1918, Page 8
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