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Born in Bendigo and a bridge carpenter by trade, James Fredric Anderson was 30 years and married when enlisted on the 10th of September 1914 in the 2nd Field Company Engineers, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Sapper, Number 210. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 'Orvieto' on the 21st of October 1914. On the 1st of October 1914 was transferred to 2nd Field Coy Engineers A.I.F. and proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (M.E.F.) on the 5th of April 1915. On the 27th of June 1915 admitted to hospital because of Rheumatism. On the 3rd of July 1915 had dental and chest problems in Gallipolli. On the 24th of July 1915 had Gun Shot Wounds in Alexandria. On the 31st of July 1915 had eye problems and Rheumatism at Cairo. Was wounded in action at the Dardenelles on the 1st of August 1915 and on the 29th of August 1915 advised returning to Australia as per æThemistocles' and was listed as returned to Australia on the 2nd of February 1916. Finally was discharged on the 3rd of March 1916. Tree No: 3395