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Alexander ANDERSON

Regimental number2102
Place of birthScranton, Pennsylvania, USA
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Addressc/o Berryville, Onslow Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation46
Height5' 10.5"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emelia Anderson, Onslow Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 2nd Victorian Regiment for 7.7 years (resigned at own request); 2 years in the Western Australian Highlanders (resigned at own request).
Enlistment date19 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 April 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 6 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Anne ANDERSON. Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 31 July 1915; taken on strength 11th Bn, 4 August 1915, and reverted to Pte at own request. Promoted Temporary Corporal, 8 September 1915. Admitted to 7th Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 8 September 1915 (dysentery), and transferred same day to Fleet Sweeper; admitted to hospital, Imbros, 9 September 1915; embarked on HS 'Formosa' from Lemnos, 16 September 1915; disembarked Port Said, 21 September 1915, and admitted to New Zealand Stationary Hospital same day (dysentery, severe); transferred to Government Hospital, Zagazig, 29 October 1915; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 10 November 1915; invalided to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HMAT 'Wandilla', 13 October 1915, for discharge; discharged from No 8 Australian General Hospital, Fremantle, and returned to duty, 14 April 1916.

Re-embarked from Fremantle on board HMAT 'Ajana', 15 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 1 September 1916, and taken on strength of 44th Bn, 23 September 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 10 March 1917 (defective vision); transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 17 March 1917; discharged to Reinforcements Camp, 20 March 1917.

Transferred to 70th Bn, England, 3 April 1917. Marched out to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 18 July 1917; to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board NZHT 'Pakeha' for Home Service , 27 August 1917 (general debility); discharged (medically unfit), 2 November 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 September 1936
Age at death68
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia

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