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Ernest Bernard Lincoln ANDERSON

Regimental number2784
Place of birthMalmo, Sweden
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGordon Street, Glanville Blocks, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6.25"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M E Anderson, Gordon Street, Glanville Blocks, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 June 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Discharge date25 July 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 10th Bn, Mudros, 25 November 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to No 2 Australian Field Ambulance, 14 January 1916 (pneumonia); transferred to No 2 General Hospital, Cairo, 14 January 1916; condition rated as dangerously ill, 22 January 1916; out of danger, 26 January 1916. Transferred to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 15 February 1916; to Ras el Tin Convalescent Depot, 13 March 1916; discharged to Overseas Base, 17 April 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 May 1916; taken on strength, 10th Bn, 30 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 21 August 1916 (gun shot wound, left leg); admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 23 August 1916; transferred to England, 25 August 1916, and admitted to Passmore Edwards Hospital, Willesden, London (wound slight); discharged on furlough (date not recorded) and marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 19 October 1916. Marched in to 3rd Training Bn, Perham Downs, 25 October 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 17 December 1916; rejoined Bn, 25 December 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 25 December 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 13 January 1918.

Detached for duty with 1st Australian Division Workshops, 22 October 1918. Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 November 1918. On leave to United Kingdom, 6 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 25 December 1918. Marched out for return to Australia, 29 January 1919; admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, 5 February 1919 (influenza); discharged to Training Depot, 24 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board 'Suffolk', 12 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 31 May 1919; discharged, 25 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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