Frederick Sylvester Sandford was born in Ballarat and was a Printer by trade when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement on 19 July 1915 at the age of 36. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916. In April he was transferred to the 58th Battalion, in May he was hospitalised with dysentery and in June he moved to the battlefields of France. On August 20th he was wounded in action, sustaining a shrapnel wound to his right foot. He was treated at hospitals in France but in December he was transferred to England. He did not return to France and in August 1917 he was transferred to the AIF Kit Stores as an Equipment Requisition Corporal. After the war, on August 20th 1919, he married Christina Copp at St. Augustine's Catholic Church at Hammersmith, London. He returned home on the Themistocles and disembarked at Melbourne on February 5th 1920.
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