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William Sievewright ANDERSON

Regimental number5308
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBoilermaker
Address4 Ellen Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 6.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Maud Ethel Anderson, Swan Street, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 17 months in the Boer War; 3 years in the Australian Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date22 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 March 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Marion ANDERSON; Wife: Maud Ethel ANDERSON
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 7 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 September 1916; marched in to 7th Training Bn, rollestone, 26 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 November 1916; taken on strength, 28th Bn, in the field, 28 December 1916.

Admitted to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 12 February 1917 (disordered action of the heart); transferred to Ambulance Train, 14 February 1917, and admitted to 18th General Hospital, Camiers; transferred to Base Depot, Etaples, 17 February 1917; to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 28 February 1917; to England, 2 March 1917, and admitted to Military Hospital, Edmonton; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 8 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 26 March 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 April 1917.

Marched out to No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 19 May 1917, and attached for duty with Anzac Provost Corps.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 September 1917, from Anzac Provost Corps.

Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Codford, 21 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 19 October 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 5 December 1917; discharged (medically unfit: disordered action of the heart, overage), Perth, 22 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 August 1928
Age at death51
Place of burialFremantle Cemetery, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERSON William Sievewright

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