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Joseph ANDERSON

Regimental number2761
Date of birth9 February 1893
Place of birthWagga Wagga, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPlumber
AddressBest Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Joseph Anderson, Best Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date8 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919
Discharge date14 December 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 25 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 29 January 1917. Marched into Details Camp, Fovant, from Australia, 30 January 1917. Marched into 9th Training Bn, Durrington, 6 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 2 July 1917; taken on strength, 35th Bn, 30 July 1917. On leave in Paris, 21-31 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 17 April 1918 (gunshot wound, left thigh); transferred to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 18 April 1918; to 16th General Hospital, 20 April 1918. Transferred to England, 28 April 1918, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol. Granted furlough, 5-19 June 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire. Returned to duty, 4 July 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 22 August 1918 (bullet wound, right knee), and admitted to 55th Casualty Clearing Station. Transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 23 August 1918; to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 1 September 1918. Discharged to duty, 19 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Plassy', 5 September 1919; disembarked in Sydney, 30 October 1919; discharged, 14 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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Date of death17 July 1956
Age at death63
Place of burialWagga Wagga Cemetery (Presbyterian Section), New South Wales

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