SADLER, Robert William Walter John
(Service number 47087)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Rifleman|
|Date||15 May 1890||Place of Birth||Templeton|
|Address at Enlistment||Box 142, Fairlie, Canterbury|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||T. SADLER (father), P.O. Box 142, Fairlie; Mrs Martha SADLER (mother), Ashwick Flat, Fairlie|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||25th Reinforcements, J Company|
|Date||26 April 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Plymouth, Devon, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Rifle Brigade|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||6 January 1953||Age||62 years|
|Place of Death||Green Island|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Fairlie Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
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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