|Place of birth||Moruya, New South Wales|
|Address||Numba via Nowra, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, Henry Anderson, Numba via Nowra, New South Wales|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||45th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/62/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||45th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 25 november 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 29 January 1917; marched in to 12th training Bn, Codford, 30 January 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 16 July 1917; taken on strength, 45th Bn, in the field, 3 August 1917.
Wounded in action, 26 September 1917 (gun shot wound, right hand, right knee); admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Boulogne; transfererd to England, 30 September 1917, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 1 October 1917; discharged on furlough, 2 November 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 16 November 1917.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 23 November 1917 (gonorrhoea); discharged, 29 December 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 37 days.
Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 1 February 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 4 October 1918; taken on strength, 48th Bn, 10 October 1918.
Transferred to 45th Bn, 19 October 1918.
Appointed Driver, 19 January 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from Portsmouth, 19 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 8 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 15 September 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ANDERSON Mathew James|