Regimental number6
Place of birthLondon, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 8"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anderson, 78 Charlton Lane, London, England
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years, Royal West Kent regiment, British Army; 10 months, Imperial Yeomanry; 9 months, Active Service, South Africa.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPioneer Sergeant
Unit name2nd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).
Recommendation date: 25 April 1915

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateReturned to Australia 24 June 1916
Miscellaneous information from
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Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on 25th April, 1915, and subsequent dates, during the operations near Gaba Tepe, in assisting to re-organize small parties of various battalions under heavy fire, and placing them in the firing line.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 6542
Date: 3 July 1915

Discharge date22 October 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal, 5 June 1915.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1915 (shrapnel wound, shoulder, ear, both legs); transferred to HS 'Dunluce Castle' and thence to Malta; admitted to Valetta Military Hospital, 12 August 1915. Listed as dangerously ill, 1 September 1915; taken off dangerously ill list, 7 September 1915.

Taken on board HS 'Brasile', 2 October 1915; invalided to England, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 10 October 1915 (amputated right leg).

Disembarked Alexandria, 18 April 1916; admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 19 April 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Port Sydney', 24 June 1916; disembarked Sydney, 22 July 1916; discharged, Sydney, 22 October 1916.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 June 1943
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERSON Albert