27/03/1916- Completed Medical Examination Perth WA
26/04/1916- To No. 64 Depot Blackboy Hill WA as Private
3/05/1916- Allotted to 6th Reinforcements 51st Battalion Blackboy Hill
10/10/1916- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Suffolk ” bound for England
2/12/1916- Disembarked Plymouth ex Australia to Training Battalion
3/02/1917- Proceeded Overseas 4th Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Folkestone
10/02/1917- Taken on Strength 51st Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
9/04/1917- Admitted 3rd Stationary Hospital Rouen France ( Scabies ) ex 5th DRS ex 8th Australian Field Ambulance ex 4th Australian Field Ambulance
10/04/1917- To 2nd Convalescent Depot Rouen
29/04/1917- Discharged to 4th ADBD Etaples
6/05/1917- Rejoined Unit in the field France ex Base Depot
9/06/1917- Wounded in Action Messines Belgium ( Gunshot Wounds to Right Humerus, Scalp & Right Leg )
9/06/1917- Died of Wounds Received in Action Belgium ( Died at 9th Field Ambulance Station ).

 

REPORT OF SOLDIER’S DEATH

Informant – TERRY, Pte. T, 2007 – 51st Battalion – ” There was only one SAINSBURY in the Battalion as far as I know. He was in my Platoon IX and I was with him when he was wounded on the 9th June at Messines, two days after the push started. He walked out towards the Dressing Station, and that was all we knew of him till we found his grave after we came out, in a cemetery¬† on the left hand side of the road going towards Armentieres, next at the next village past Neuve Eglise – I think the name was De Suielle “.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

British War Medal – No. 49881

Victory Medal – No. 48782

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 325637.

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Nannup War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 154.