Cyril Norman Saunders was born in Ballarat and was a Farmer by trade when he enlisted in the 8th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement on 21 July 1915 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A43 Barunga on 7 April 1916 and sailed to Egypt where he joined the 3rd Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron. His service in Egypt was regularly interrupted by bouts of illness including impetigo and pyrexia. After the war he returned home on the Kildonan Castle, reaching Melbourne on May 7th 1919.
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