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Axel ANDERSON

Regimental number1
Place of birthHalenstead, Sweden
ReligionProtestant
OccupationSeaman
AddressPort Pirie West, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Augusta Anderson, Halenstead, Sweden
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 February 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1916
Discharge date26 July 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Wounded in action, 15 September 1915 (gun shot wound, chest: serious), and admitted to 16th Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac; transferred to HS 'Aquitania' to England, 18 September 1915; admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth, 26 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Ascanius', 17 March 1916; discharged (unfit for service for 3 months), Adelaide,, 26 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 November 1960
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERSON Axel

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