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Anton ANDERSON

Regimental number74
Place of birthLavanssaari, Finland
ReligionOrthodox
OccupationSeaman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 5.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinNiece, Nastas Alternan, Wynri, Lavanssaari, Longa, Finland, Russia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Hobart, 1 July 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 22 August 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 11 April 1917 (gun shot wound, right eye: severe), and admitted to 11th Field Ambulance. transferred to 15th Casualty Clearing Station, 13 April 1917; to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 13 April 1917; to England, and admitted to Herne Bay Military Hospital, 18 April 1917; to Canterbury Military Hospital, 24 April 1917; to County of London War Hospital, Epsom, 14 May 1917. Granted furlough, 22 June-6 July 1917, to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'A24', 25 August 1917; discharged, 1 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death26 July 1939

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