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James Alfred ANDERSON

Regimental number2437
Place of birthPolice Point, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPort Cygnet, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 5.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Rebecca Piggott, Port Cygnet, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 24 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas James and Ellen Rebecca ANDERSON; Wife: Olive Freda ANDERSON
Discharge date21 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5037 Lance Corporal Thomas ANDERSON MM, 51st Bn, returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength of 12th Bn, Mudros, 4 December 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Field Ambulance, Mudros, 9 December 1915 (influenza); rejoined unit, 15 December 1915.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 52nd Bn, 1 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 12 June 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 27 February 1918; rejoined unit, 15 March 1918.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 51st Bn, 16 May 1918.

Wounded in action, 26 June 1918; admitted to No 12 Australian Field Ambulance, 27 June 1918 (gunshot wound, hand); discharged to duty, 5 July 1918; rejoined 51st Bn, 6 July 1918.

Posted as missing in action, 4 August 1918.

Now, 24 August 1918, reported as 'Prisoner of War in German hands and wounded, 4 August 1918'.

Repatriated to England, 27 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nevasa', 5 March 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 April 1919; discharged Hobart (termination of period of enlistment), 21 June 1919.

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

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death5 March 1941
Age at death45
Place of burialCygnet Cemetery, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERSON James Alfred

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