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Regimental number231
Place of birthGundagai, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 10"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, W J Anthony, Crown Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 3, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 12 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William John ANTHONY (mother unknown to correspondent: step-mother: Mrs J. ANTHONY)
Discharge date28 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 633 Pte William ANTHONY, 3rd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 20 December 1918; 64997 Pte Frank ANTHONY, Queensland Reinforcement 8, embarked, 7 November 1918; ship recalled owing to cessation of hostilities.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 12 April 1916; disembarked Suez, 14 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 29 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England (date not recorded).

Transferred to Australian Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 21 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France; taken on strength, 12th Machine Gun Company, in the field, 22 June 1917.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 7 August 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 18 August 1917; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, 20 August 1917 (trench fever); to England, 22 August 1917, and admitted same day to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 5 September 1917; discharged on furlough, 10 September 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 24 September 1917.

Classified B.1.A.2.

Marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 6 October 1917, and reclassified A.3.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 19 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 29 November 1917.

Unit designation changed to 4th Machine Gun Bn, 1 April 1918.

On leave to Paris, 27 June 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 9 July 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 11 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 27 October 1918.

Detached to Divisional Sanitary School, 28 October 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 3 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 11 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Commonwealth', 13 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 12 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 28 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 August 1923
Age at death36
Place of burialSouth Brisbane Cemetery (Catholic Portion, Plot 2E, Grave No. 220), Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANTHONY Martin

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