Arthur James ANDERSON

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ANDERSON, Arthur James

Service Number: 1838
Enlisted: 30 August 1915, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 5th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Drysdale, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Home Town: Drysdale, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 3 June 1918
Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery
Plot X1, Row G, Grave 9A, Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Wimereux, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Drysdale Bellarine Shire Council Roll of Honor, Drysdale St James' Anglican Church Roll of Honor, Drysdale State School No 1645 Honor Roll, Drysdale War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

30 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
20 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1838, 4th Light Horse Regiment
20 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1838, 4th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
11 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, Egypt
15 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 25th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, Egypt
26 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, Australian Field Artillery - 116th to 120th Howitzer Batteries: AIF, England
30 Apr 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 5th Field Artillery Brigade , France
3 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1838, 5th Field Artillery Brigade , Bullecourt (Second)
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1838, 5th Field Artillery Brigade , Menin Road
1 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1838, 5th Field Artillery Brigade , German Spring Offensive 1918
3 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1838, 5th Field Artillery Brigade , SW to left arm and neck. Died on No.32 Ambulance Train later the same day.
3 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1838

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Biography

4 Light Horse Regimet

Rank - Private/Gunner

Son of Robert and Ellen Anderson, Drysdale, Victoria