SADLER, Robert William Walter John
(Service number 47087)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 15 May 1890 Place of Birth Templeton

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Box 142, Fairlie, Canterbury
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin T. SADLER (father), P.O. Box 142, Fairlie; Mrs Martha SADLER (mother), Ashwick Flat, Fairlie
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 6 January 1953 Age 62 years
Place of Death Green Island
Memorial or Cemetery Fairlie Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Robert William Walter John Sadler was the second son of Thomas and Martha (née Ellis) Sadler. He was born in 1890 at Templeton. Later in the 1890s the family moved to the Mackenzie district, where Robert attended the Te Ngawai and Albury schools.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [05 January 2017]; Fairlie Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [04 January 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [05 January 2017]

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