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Harold ANDERSON

Regimental number571
Place of birthCobar, New South Wales
True NameANDERSON, Arthur Robert Harold
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
Address51 West Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 4.25"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinR Anderson, 51 West Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Salvage Company
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot IV, Row G, Grave No. 8), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
184
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Mary ANDERSON, 51 West Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 4 April 1915.

Promoted Acting Corporal, 7 August 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 March 1916.

Promoted Acting Sergeant, 19 April 1916.

Transferred to 1st Division Ammunition Column, 15 May 1916, and posted to No 1 Section.

Reverted to Corporal, 3 September 1916.

On Command to Artillery Command School, 10 October 1916; rejoined unit, 14 October 1916.

Detached to 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 8 November 1916.

Wounded in action, and remained on duty, 19 November 1916; admitted same day to 5th Australian Field Ambulance (shell wound, back, and shock).

Rejoined unit from On Command at 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 24 November 1916.

Detached to 1st Division Salvage Dump, 1 February 1917.

Detached to 1st Anzac Corps Salvage Section for duty, 20 May 1917.

Proceeded on leave to United Kingdom, 2 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 12 July 1917.

Taken on strength, 1st Division Salvage Company, 24 November 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 17 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 9 March 1918.

Killed in action, 31 August 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERSON Harold

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