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John Anderson

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Anderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4311 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    InvercargillSouthland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 6 October 1915 AWMM Hobart, Tasmania AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr L. Anderson, Natone via Burnie, Tasmania AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 6 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4311 AWMM
  • Military service
    Tasmanian Rangers ( 4 or 5 years) AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 3" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Melbourne, 5 January 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 February 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 April 1916.
    Taken on strength of 1st Entrenching Bn, 25 June 1916.
    Taken on strength of 12th Bn, 4 August 1916.
    Admitted to 1st Anzac Dressing Station, 24 December 1916 (pleurisy); transferred to No 38 Casualty Clearing Station, 24 December 1916; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 29 December 1916; to England, 6 January 1917; to University War Hospital, 7 January 1917 (dysentery); to Dysentery Convalescent Depot, Barton, 23 February 1917; discharged to furlough, 18 April 1917, and to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 3 May 1917.
    Posted as absent without leave, 3 May 1917.
    Classified B1A3, 8 May 1917.
    Marched into Drafting Depot, Perham Downs, 12 May 1917.
    Classified A3, 14 May 1917.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 15 June 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 16 June 1917.
    Proceeded to unit, 4 July 1917; rejoined 12th Bn, 8 July 1917.
    Admitted to No 2 Australian Field Ambulance, 22 July 1917 (pyrexia of unknown origin); to No 53 Casualty Clearing Station, 23 July 1917; to No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 28 July 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 5 August 1917; to No 11 Convalescent Depot, 17 August 1917 (trench fever); marched into No 1 Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 18 October 1917.
    Proceeded to unit, 26 October 1917; rejoined 12th Bn, 27 October 1917.
    Wounded in action, 19 March 1918; admitted to No 1 Australian Field Ambulance, 19 March 1918 (gassed, mustard); to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 19 March 1918; to No 53 General Hospital, Boulogne, 21 March 1918; to England, 8 April 1918; to Brook War Hospital, Woolwich, 8 April 1918; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 June 1918; discharged to furlough, 19 June 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 3 July 1918.
    Admitted to Group Hospital, Hurdcott, 5 July 1918 (influenza); marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 11 July 1918.
    Marched into Overseas Training Bde, 27 September 1918.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 24 October 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 26 October 1918.
    Proceeded to unit, 28 October 1918; rejoined 12th Bn, 1 November 1918.
    Evacuated to hospital, 29 November 1918; admitted to No 5 General Hospital, Rouen, 30 November 1918 (influenza); transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 21 December 1918; discharged, 28 December 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 30 December 1918.
    Proceeded to unit, 4 January 1919; rejoined 12th Bn, 6 January 1919.
    Married Hilda WEDDERBURN, Parish Church, Milford, 6 February 1919.
    Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 27 March 1919; marched into Overseas Training Bde, 4 April 1919.
    Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Dunvegan Castle', ; disembarked, 21 August 1919; discharged Hobart (termination of period of enlistment), 26 October 1919. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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