Captain William Lauchlan Sanderson

Service number 219, W9622
Ranks Held Captain, Sergeant
Birth Date 25 October 1890
Birth Place New Zealand: South Island, Otago, Oamaru
Final Rank Captain
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Place Oamaru
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1919-04-02
Published in London Gazette in 1919-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1919-12-10
Published in London Gazette in 1918-12-31
Published in London Gazette in 1919-01-07
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-07-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1920-03-25

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    4th Australian Divisional Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    01 January 1919 on page 13 at position 5
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 888 at position 4
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    11th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    02 April 1919 on page 4337 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 July 1919 on page 1164 at position 3
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    11th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    31 December 1918 on page 15226 at position 26
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 881 at position 92
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    11th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    07 January 1919 on page 314 at position 8
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 893 at position 52
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Sergeant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    11th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    11th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain

Timeline

Date of birth 25 October 1890
Date of embarkation 08 February 1915
Date commissioned 15 August 1915
WW1 Service 1 15 August 1915 2lieutenant 1stDivisionArtillery
WW1 Service 2 01 August 1916 lieutenant
WW1 Service 3 10 January 1918 captain
Date of recommendation honour or award 24 September 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 10 January 1919
Interwar Service 1 01 January 1920 captain Reserve of Officers
WW1 Service 4 13 March 1920 demobilised
Interwar Service 2 01 June 1924 103 (How) Bty, Australian Field Artillery
Interwar Service 3 01 July 1925 officer commanding
Interwar Service 4 22 December 1928 Reserve of Officers
Interwar Service 5 01 June 1929 seconded staff officer 3 INT General Staff 5MD
Interwar Service 6 23 March 1931 Reserve of Officers
Career summary 1 15 August 1940 captain, temporary major administering commanding officer 16th battalion
Appointment 1940-08-15 - 1942-12-01 Battalion: 16th; Rank on appointment: captain, temporary lieutenant colonel ; Appointed from: Reserve of Officers ; Reason for end of appointment: age
Career summary 2 28 February 1941 temporary lieutenant colonel
Career summary 3 01 October 1941 full time duty
Career summary 4 1941-11-17 - 1941-12-26 course Commanding Officers School
Career summary 5 1942-03-28 - 1942-06-06 course Special Tactical Cse School of Artillery (Puckapun
Career summary 6 01 December 1942 relinquished command 16th battalion
Career summary 7 28 December 1942 lieutenant colonel Reserve of Officers
Career summary 8 course Also attended #26 Coursse for Commanding Officers and 2iCs at Duntroon NDG
Career summary 9 *** NO ACTIVE SERVICE ***