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James Albert ANDERSON

Regimental number617
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSalesman
AddressSkelmorlie, Kooyongkoot Road, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs J B Anderson, 28 Hawthorn, Kooyongkoot Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 November 1915
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at St. Martin's Wood on 23rd August, 1918. He led twelve men forward in the face of heavy machine gun and shell fire 300 yards in front of our line, and succeded in estahlishing a post. It was owing to his determined leading that this was accomplished.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 617 James Albert ANDERSON for more details

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