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James ANDERSON

Regimental number3379
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
Other NamesHEHR
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressMary Street, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amelia Anderson, Glenroy PO, Glenroy, Victoria
Enlistment date25 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Altered to Military Medal)


Recommendation date: 4 June 1916

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateDied of wounds 19-20 June 1916
Place of burialEstaires Communal Cemetery, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
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Medals

Military Medal

'On night 30/31 May near Cordonnerie Farm. For conspicuous gallantry. During an attack by a hostile raiding party under cover of a fierce Artillery Bombardment, he went to the assistance of a Machine Gun man who had been knocked over by a bomb, helped to save the gun from capture, and, though inexperienced in the use of Machine Guns, brought it into action. Although knocked down himself by a second bomb he assisted in removing the gun into a more forward position. His gallant action not only saved the gun from capture but permitted of it being effectively used against the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 30 November 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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