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James Alfred ANDERSON

Regimental number235
Date of birth31 May 1889
Place of birthRupanyup, Victoria
AddressRupanyup, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10.25"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Anderson, Rupanyup, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRupanyup, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

Mention in Despatches

Commonwealth Gazette No. 79 - 6 July 1916

FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Rank listed on Nominal Roll as Private.
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death26
Place of burialAri Burnu Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 8), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 14 June 1915 (sprained right leg muscle). Admitted to HS 'Sicilia', 30 June 1915; transferred to No 2 General Hospital, Ghezireh, 8 July 1915 (influenza: slight); discharged to duty, 12 July 1915; returned to duty, Gallipoli, 27 July 1915.

Reported missing in action, 7 August 1915; fate subsequently determined as killed in action.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERSON James Alfred

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