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James McFarlane ANDERSON

Regimental number1616
Date of birth13 July 1899
Place of birthRankin St, Geraldon (now Innisfail), Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
AddressInnisfail, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Isabelle Finlay, Rankin Street, Innisfail, Queensland
Enlistment date5 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Discharged as medically unfit (gun shot wound to right thigh). Service: 3 years 54 days (of which 2 years 140 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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