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Armadale Charles ANDERSON

Date of birth25 April 1877
Place of birthMauritius, Indian Ocean
Other NamesANDERSON, Armadale Charles
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchoolmaster
AddressCressy State School, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 7.25"
Weight178 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel Annie Anderson, Cressy State School, Tasmania
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name26th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 26th Battalion
Promotion date: 26 November 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 10/03/18
Discharge date11 June 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 27 September 1915; disembarked Suez, 27 October 1915.

Taken on strength, 26th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 12 January 1916.

Detailed for duty as Traffic Control Officer.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 15 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.

Appointed Instructor, Lewis Gun School, Le Touquet, 26 September 1916; appointed Captain, 26 November 1916; rejoined Bn, 23 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 3 May 1917 (gun shot wound, left arm, shoulder joint: severe),and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Ambulance Train, and admitted to 7th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 4 May 1917; transferred to England, 4 May 1917, and admitted same day to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth. Transferred to 6th Auxiliary Hospital, 17 May 1917; to Cogham Hall Convalescent Hospital, 24 May 1917; discharged to Command Depot, Perham Downs, 7 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 July 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 31 July 1917.

Attached to 1st Anzac Corps Commander Royal Engineers, Belgium, 13 September 1917.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 15 December 1917 (pleurisy), and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 30, 17 December 1917, and admitted same day to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux; transferred to England, 19 December 1917, and admitted to hospital (details not recorded); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 4 February 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham Castle', 10 March 1918 (gas poisoning, pleurisy); disembarked Melbourne, 10 May 1918, for onward travel to Tasmania; appointment terminated (discharged), 11 June 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Armalade Charles ANDERSON.
Date of death29 July 1954

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