honor role

Sanson, Leopold John

* 479 Cpl. 11th Bn.

Born at Hotham, Victoria. Presbyterian. Enlisted 17 August 1914 age 33, waterside worker. Nok father, John Mather Sanson of Swan St, Cottesloe Beach. Embarked at Fremantle 2 November 1914 per A11 Ascanius. (elsewhere departed Fremantle 3 March 1915  per A23 Suffolk)  and served at Gallipoli then in Europe. He was killed in action in Belgium the 14 September 1916. Buried in Plot 6 Row N. 16 at the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, now a suburb of Ypres, Belgium.   His will read, “In the event of my death I give the whole of my property and effects to Miss Isabella Harburn of Marmion St, Cottesloe, (signed) Leopold John Sanson Private No 479 11th Battalion 3rd Infantry Brigade 1st Australian Division, May 5 1915.  Personal effects: Disc, ring, metal pendant, wallet, letters, photos. Service medals: 1914-15 Star, BWM and VM.