William T. Sayer

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William Sayer and the Ballarat School of Mines Students' Association Committee", 1909. Courtesy Federation University Historical Collection
Back row left to right: T. Sim, A. Campbell, Reginald Callister, S. Leathes, V. Tucker, Mitchell, C. Corrie
Seated left to right: L. Middleton, W. Geldard, Mr Whittington, Prof. Alfred Mica Smith, A.C. Hesselmann, William T. Sayer, Leslie J. Coulter

History

William Thomas Sayer was educated at Geelong Grammar School</ref> at the age of 27.[1] before studying Metallurgy at the Ballarat School of Mines and became an Associate of the School in 1911.[2] He became a mining engineer and metallurgist. </ref> at the age of 27.[3]

Military Experience

William Sayer was a Lieutenant in the Mining Corps. He was killed in action in France in 1916,[4] at the age of 27.[5]

In memory of Student - The flag at the Ballarat School of Mines was flying half-mast yesterday, in memory of Lieut. William Thomas Sayer, a former student, who was killed in actions on June 6. Lieut. Sayer studied at the Ballarat School of Mines, where he obtained his diploma of associateship in Metallurgy in 1911. [6]

See also

Australian Mining Corps

References

  1. Perry, Warren, The School of Mines and Industries, Ballarat, Ballarat School of Mines, Ballarat, 198, p. 245.
  2. Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1916.
  3. Perry, Warren, The School of Mines and Industries, Ballarat, Ballarat School of Mines, Ballarat, 198, p. 245.
  4. Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1916.
  5. Perry, Warren, The School of Mines and Industries, Ballarat, Ballarat School of Mines, Ballarat, 198, p. 245.
  6. Ballarat Star, 15 June 1916.

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