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John ANDERSON

Regimental number6952
Place of birthUlster, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address20 Fassett Street, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 10.25"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr W Anderson, Tuberhead Cottage, Knockloughran, Co Londonderry, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 September 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 August 1918
Date of death1 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialOuttersteene Communal Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 2), Bailleul, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Margaret ANDERSON, Knockcloghrim, Co Londonderry, Ireland. Native of Castledawson, Co Londonderry
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Hororata', 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 29 January 1917. Proceeded to France from 2nd Training Bn, 25 April 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 26 April 1917; joined 5th Bn in the field, 13 May 1917.

Admitted to hospital, 2 October 1917; rejoined unit, 27 November 1917; granted leave, 9 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 26 February 1916.

Killed in action, France, 1 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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