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James John Sydney ANDERSON

Regimental number814
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address13 Leichhardt Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Sid Anderson, North Warooma, South Coast, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'This man accompanied Lieutenant BARBOUR to enemy trenches and made several trips to ammunition dump in the advance position and was wounded in the legs. He then took up a position in the firing trench and was again wounded, he still insisted on standing at his post for some time until exhausted.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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