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John Arthur ANDERSON

Regimental number2435
Place of birthChristina, Finland
ReligionChurch of England
Address345 Newcastle Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 4"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs B Anderson, 345 Newcastle Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 18 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 16th Bn, Gallipoli, 2 August 1915.

Wounded in action, 10 August 1915 (bullet wound, left foot). Transferred by Hospital Ship 'Guildford Castle' to Malta, 15 August 1915; thence by HS 'Andavia' to England, 17 August 1915, and admitted to Military Hospital, Hampstead, 30 August 1915 (gun shot wound, left ankle).

Invalided to Australia on board HT 'Ascanius' from Portsmouth, 17 March 1916; discharged, 14 July 1916.

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

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