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Regimental number163
Date of birth17 February 1886
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
Other NamesWilliam Arthur
AddressGeelong Road, West Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 11.25"
Weight186 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anderson, Geelong Road, Footscray, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll19739
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
FateReturned to Australia 29 July 1915
Discharge date14 February 1916
Family/military connectionsBrother: 162 Sergeant Ernest John ANDERSON, Army Provost Corps, returned to Australia, 15 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 8 May 1915 (rifle wound, shoulder; later described as bullet wound, face); admitted to hospital, Heliopolis, 12 May 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Port Said on board HT 'Hororata', 29 July 1915; discharged, Melbourne, 14 February 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 19739 William Arthur ANDERSON for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERSON William

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