|Place of birth||Glanville, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Stewart Street, Glanville, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Father, John Dedrick Andersen, same address|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||43rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/60/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||27th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||No details of fate entered on Nominal Roll.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 9 September 1916; disembarked Southampton, England, 24 July 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 9 September 1916; taken on strength, 27th Bn, in the field, Belgium, 28 September 1916.
Wounded in action,2 November 1917 (gassed), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 3 November 1917; to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Boulogne, 3 November 1917; to England, 5 November 1917, and admitted to Eastbourne Military Hospital; discharged on furlough, 4 December 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 18 December 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 10 January 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, Belgium, 15 January 1918.
Tried by Field General Court Martial, 26 September 1918, on charge of being absent without leave from 4 pm, 31 August, to 3.45 pm, 7 September 1918; pleaded Guilty; found Guilty; awarded 12 months' imprisonment with hard labour.
Admitted to No 7 Military Prison, 15 November 1918; transferred to England, and admitted to Wandsworth Prison, 21 June 1919; sentence suspended on release from prison, 21 July 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah', 3 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 25 October 1919, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 19 January 1920.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Surname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as ANDERSON.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ANDERSEN Oliver Matthew|