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|Place of Birth:||Radstock (England)|
|Next of Kin:||Rose Sawyer - Sister ; 22years, Haydon Radstock, Somerset (England). Gilbert - Brother ; in Canada. William and Sarah - Parents.|
|Biographical notes:||Sawyer was a teamster and miner and worked with the Government survey party in the Northern Territory.|
|Date of Enlistment:||22-Dec-1915|
|Age at Enlistment:||39|
|Place of Enlistment:||Darwin|
|Unit:||1st Australian Tunnelling Company|
|Service:||Australian Imperial Force|
|Date of Death:||1917-09-25|
|Place of Death:||Etaples (France)|
|Place of Burial:||Etaples Military Cemetery (France)|
|Service History:||Sawyer previously served four years with the 2nd Glouster Regiment in India. He departed with his unit from Melbourne on board RMS 'Omrah' on 17 January 1917. He was wounded in action on 14 September 1917 and died 12 days later in Etaples, France.|
|Related link:||NT Place Names Register : Sawyer Street|
Unit War diary
Roll of Honour
Embarkation Roll - RMS 'Omrah'
'Volunteers for Active Service', Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 1 October 1914: p.10.
Crumps and camouflets : Australian tunnelling companies on the Western Front by Damien Finlayson. Newport, N.S.W. : Big Sky Publishing, 2010: p.243, 428.
Commonwealth War Graves - Etaples Military Cemetery - Tom Sawyer
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
|Appears in Collections:||Fallen ANZACs|
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