The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Sanderson
First Name:
John William
Nick Name:
Jack
Rank:
Sergeant (Promoted on 15.2.1942)
Regimental #:
WX8777
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
DOB:
20.08.1907
Place of Birth:
Morgan’s, Western Australia
Father's Name:
John Matthew Sanderson
Mothers's Name:
Anna Sanderson (nee Kieswetter)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Commercial Traveller
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row J, Grave 43, Age 35.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II, Kanu I (evacuated sick to Tarsau)
Cause of Death:
Beri-Beri and Dysentery
Place of Death:
Tarsau
Date of Death:
18.07.1943
Buried:
Grave No.17, Tarsau

General Description

Jack Sanderson married in 1939 Murchison to Dorothy Jean Calder.

It is believed Dorothy Sanderson lived until she was 100 years old and died in July 2012.

Jack Sanderson played 19 games with West Perth Football team in 1930-31.

Jack was a very good mate with Ron Badock.   Jack was a travelling salesman for Sandovers, travelling from Wiluna to Esperance. He was a A big man of up to 15 stone but weighed less than half at death.  (information from Ron Badock)

 

Jack Sanderson
Jack Sanderson

This NCO was an original member of No. 7 Platoon. When Sergeant N. J.Harris was evacuated to hospital, Sergeant K. D. Tucker was promoted to Senior Sergeant and Corporal J. W.

Sanderson was promoted to Sergeant and transferred to No. 9 Platoon. This NCO was a highly thought of ‘B’ Company member.

Daily & maters visit Kalgoorlie/Boulder February 1941
Kalgoorlie/Boulder February 1941

 

Sanderson John William

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanu 1 151.00k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
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