John Wallace ANDERTON

Regimental number4015
Place of birthPreston, Lancashire, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address9 Nairn Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 5.5"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinFather, Benjamin Anderton, 278 Leeds Road, Nelson, Lancs, England
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date31 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 June 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 28 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Discharge date11 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 30 October 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 March 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 2 April 1917.

Found guilty, 26 May 1917, of disobeying an order given by an NCO: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Detached to 2nd Army Sniping School, 17 October 1917; rejoined Bn from detachment, 5 November 1917.

Detached to Australian Corps School as batman, 18 January 1918; rejoined Bn from detachment.

On leave to United Kingdom, 2 March 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 19 March 1918.

Wounded in action, 16 May 1918 (gassed, shell, mustard), and admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, and transferred to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; to 41st Stationary Hospital, 16 May 1918; discharged to unit, 26 May 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 3 June 1918.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 4 December 1918 (cardio enteritis), and transferred to 37th Casualty Clearing Station; to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 7 December 1918 (infected intestines); transferred to England, 17 December 1918, and admitted to County Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, 18 December 1918; discharged on furlough, 23 December 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, 6 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Lancashire', 7 February 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 11 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 11 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERTON John Wallace