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6952   Private John Anderson
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/02/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/09/1886
Died: 01/08/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
John Anderson was the son of William and Margaret Anderson. John Anderson was born on 28th September 1886 in Toberhead Cottage, Knockloughrim, near Desertmartin, County Londonderry. John was a labourer before emigrating to Australia. John Anderson enlisted in Melbourne, Victoria on 28 September 1916. He was working as a labourer and living in Melbourne at the time. Private John Anderson joined 5th Battalion in the field on 13th May 1917. He was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action in France on 1st August 1918. He was 31 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Ext
  Bailleul, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave II-B-2
CWGC Casualty 41911
Outtersteene is a village about 5 kilometres south-west of Bailleul. The Communal Cemetery Extension is north-east of the village on the road to Bailleul. From Bailleul follow the D23 road to Outtersteene, the cemetery is on the right hand side of the road just as you approach the outskirts of the town.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Curran Presbyterian Church - WW1 Roll of Honour Knockloughrim
3 Castledawson L.O.L. 96 - Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 11
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Anderson family 1901 census lists John as age 13 living with the family at house 42 in Toberhead, Desertmartin, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Anderson family 1911 census lists John as age 24 living with the family at house 22 in Toberhead, Desertmartin, Londonderry
3 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - John Anderson
4 Australian Military Records 45 documents regarding Private John Anderson
5 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - John Anderson - No 69527
6 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - John Anderson
7 Photo of Private John Anderson's grave
8 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private John Anderson including photo
9 Photos of medals
10 The AIF Project Details of Private John Anderson
11 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John Anderson's grave can be purchased here
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