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William Joseph ANDERSON

Regimental number2635
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address50 Gerald Street, Spearwood, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 11.25"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Anderson, 50 Gerald Street, Spearwood, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in Volunteer Cadets; 2 years in the Naval Reserve.
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 June 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Discharge date16 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Transferred to 48th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.

Transferred to Divisional Artillery, 17 March 1916, taken on strength, 24th Howitzer Battery, and posted to 112th Battery.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 3 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 1 July 1916.

Transferred to 12th Field Artillery Brigade, 25 January 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Wyreema', 13 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Perth, 16 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of deathMarch 1963
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERSON William Joseph

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