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Archibald ANDERSON

Regimental number397
Place of birthMiddlesborough, Yorkshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o W Heyman, Mundle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss M Anderson, 19 Willowdene Terrace, Middlesborough, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 7 January 1919
Discharge date16 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Admitted to 16th Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 27 May 1915 (condition: slight); discharged to duty, 11 June 1915; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 12 June 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 24 August 1915 (gastro-enteritis); transferred to 1st Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 24 August 1915; to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 28 August 1915 (debility); to A&NZ Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 12 October 1915.

Embarked Alexandria, 29 July 1916 ; disembarked Melbourne, 8 February 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 16 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress (Mundle, New South Wales) should probably be Trundle, New South Wales.
Date of death12 January 1964
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERSON Archibald

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