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Mathew James ANDERSON

Regimental number3101
Place of birthMoruya, New South Wales
AddressNumba via Nowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8.5"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Anderson, Numba via Nowra, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Discharge date15 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 25 november 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 29 January 1917; marched in to 12th training Bn, Codford, 30 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 July 1917; taken on strength, 45th Bn, in the field, 3 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 26 September 1917 (gun shot wound, right hand, right knee); admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Boulogne; transfererd to England, 30 September 1917, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 1 October 1917; discharged on furlough, 2 November 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 16 November 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 23 November 1917 (gonorrhoea); discharged, 29 December 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 37 days.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 1 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 October 1918; taken on strength, 48th Bn, 10 October 1918.

Transferred to 45th Bn, 19 October 1918.

Appointed Driver, 19 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Portsmouth, 19 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 8 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 15 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERSON Mathew James

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