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Oliver Matthew ANDERSEN

Regimental number1613
Place of birthGlanville, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressStewart Street, Glanville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 2.25"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Dedrick Andersen, same address
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 March 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)No details of fate entered on Nominal Roll.
Discharge date19 January 1920
Other details

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 detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as ANDERSON.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERSEN Oliver Matthew

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