|Place of birth||Police Point, Tasmania|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Port Cygnet, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Ellen Rebecca Piggott, Port Cygnet, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Claremont, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||51st Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Thomas James and Ellen Rebecca ANDERSON; Wife: Olive Freda ANDERSON|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 5037 Lance Corporal Thomas ANDERSON MM, 51st Bn, returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.|
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 MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||45|
|Place of burial||Cygnet Cemetery, Tasmania|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ANDERSON James Alfred|