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Francis Miller ANDERSON

Regimental number4053
Place of birthNorwood, South Australia
SchoolGilles Street Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
OccupationClub steward
Address102 Angas Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8.75"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Julia Caroline Anderson, 102 Angas Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date13 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 December 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1917
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery (Road 5, Path 20N, Nos 5 & 6), Adelaide
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Gilles Street Public School Roll of Honour, Adelaide, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: William and Julia ANDERSON
Discharge date26 September 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 18 June 1916.

Taken on strength, 27th Bn, 6 July 1916.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 10 October 1916 (gun shot wound, right leg); admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 October 1916; transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 11 October 1916; to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 22 October 1916; to England, 26 October 1916, and admitted to Keighley War Hospital (amputated foot); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 21 November 1916; to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 8 March 1917.

Found guilty, 3 May 1917, of being absent without leave from 9 pm, 2 May, toll 11.30 pm, 2 May 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 3 July 1917 (amputated right leg); discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 26 September 1917.

War service: 1 year 288 days (of which 1 year 168 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death22 November 1917
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERSON Francis Miller

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