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Victor Ellis ANDSTROM

Regimental number7683
Place of birthBromarf, Finland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressSubiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 11.5"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Andstrom, 45 Rupert Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 29 June 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1917. Marched into 3rd Training Bn, 28 August 1917; to 2nd Training Bn, Sutton Veney, 7 November 1917; sick to Group Clearing Hospital, 29 December 1917 (no details recorded); to 2nd Training Bn, 22 January 1918; to 1st Training Brigade, 22 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 January 1918; taken on strength, 11th Bn, 5 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 3 June 1918 ( gas shell), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 3 June 1918; transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 3 June 1918; to 32nd Stationary Hospital, 3 June 1918 (blue gas); to No. 1 Convalescent Depot, 8 June 1918; rejoined Bn, 16 July 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 13 January 1919; rejoined Bn from leave, 9 February 1919. On leave to Sailly, 14 May 1919; rejoined Bn, 20 May 1919.

Marched out for return to Australia, 20 May 1919; embarked for England, 28 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Takada', 18 July 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 29 August 1919; discharged, 28 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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