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Walter ANDERSON

Regimental number15
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address6 High Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose Anderson, 6 High Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 February 1915
Place of enlistmentWodonga, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Transferred to Divisional Engineers, 6 August 1915; taken on strength of 5th Field Company, Australian Engineers, 16 August 1915.

Embarked Egypt to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 3 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, ex-Mudros, 9 January 1916.

Found guilty, 20 January 1916, of being absent without leave from 0830 hours, until 2200 hours, 20 January 1916: awarded 48 hours' detention.

Transferred to 8th Field Company, Australian Engineers, 21 February 1916.

Found guilty, Ismailia, 11 June 1916, of while on active service, being drunk in town about 2300 hours, and being absent without leave from 2100 hours, until 2315 hours, 11 June 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and total forfeiture of 15 days' pay.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 21 July 1916.

On leave to England, 3 January 1917; rejoined unit, 20 January 1917.

Detached to 1st Anzac Workshop, 26 February 1917; rejoined unit, 15 July 1917.

Promoted Temporary Second Corporal, 1 October 1917; reverts to the rank of Lance Corporal, 18 October 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 13 December 1917; rejoined unit, 1 January 1918.

To Corps Gas School, 6 January 1918; rejoined unit, 13 January 1918.

Promoted Second Corporal, 18 January 1918.

Promoted Corporal, 25 March 1918.

Wounded in action, 13 May 1918; admitted to No 1 Australian Field Ambulance, 13 May 1918 (gassed); transferred to No 20 Casualty Clearing Station, 13 May 1918; to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station, 14 May 1918; to No 28 Ambulance Train, 15 May 1918; to No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 15 May 1918; to England, 20 May 1918; to Boscombe Military Hospital, 21 May 1918; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 4 June 1918; discharged to furlough, 7 June 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 21 June 1918.

Admitted to Camp Isolation, 10 August 1918 (scabies); marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 15 August 1918.

Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 4 October 1918 (pneumonia, seriously ill).

Died, 5 October 1918.

Buried Barford St Martin Cemetery, 9 October 1918.

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

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