John Thomas ANDERSON


ANDERSON, John Thomas

Service Number: 3006
Enlisted: 29 August 1915, Blackboy HIll, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Longwood, Victoria, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Welshpool, Canning, Western Australia
Schooling: Mt Magnet Public School, Western Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, France, 29 July 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Canning Honor Roll, Cannington War Memorial, Cannington Welshpool District Roll of Honor, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

29 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Blackboy HIll, Western Australia
18 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, SN 3006, 28th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
18 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, SN 3006, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Fremantle
29 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3006, 28th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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28 Battalion

Rank - Private

16 February 1916 - Embarked HT Nodic at Alexandria

15 March 1916 - Taken on Strength at Ismailia

16 March 1916 - Proceeded to join B.E.F from Alexandria

21 March 1916 - Disembarked at Marseilles

18 April 1916 - Slightly wounded (shoulder)

19 April 1916 - Admitted to hospital, wpimds and influenza

25 April 1916 - Returned to duty

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of Thomas and Helena Anderson, of Welshpool, Western Australia. Brother of 3003 Sergeant Hartley Mounsie Anderson, Australian Postal Corps; 3755 Sergeant William Henry Anderson, 51 Btn, returned to Australia 10 December 1918



Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

'He was a noble son and very industrious, gave up all of his earnings to his mother, he being chief support of his mother and four younger brothers, and his death came as a painful shock. He was our hero.' (details from mother on Roll of Honour Circular)