14/02/1916- Completed Application for Enlistment Busselton & Medical Examination Bunbury WA
24/03/1916- To No. 58 Depot Company as Private Blackboy Hill
21/08/1916- To 20th Reinforcements 16th Battalion Blackboy Hill
16/09/1916- Appointed Lance Corporal & then to Acting Corporal
10/10/1916- Embarked Fremantle aboard ” Suffolk ” bound for England
02/12/1916- Disembarked Plymouth England to Training Camp
03/01/1917- 25/01/1917- Passed 1st Class Qualification Lewis Machine Gun Course Tidworth England
08/01/1917- Promoted Corporal England
22/06/1917- Appointed Acting Sergeant at 4th Training Battalion Codford England
01/11/1917- Admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital ( Tonsilitis ) & Reverts to Corporal
03/11/1917- To 13th Training Battalion Codford
13/11/1917- To No. 2 Command Depot Weymouth England ex Hospital
28/12/1917- To Overseas Training Brigade Sandhills Camp Longbridge Deverill England
10/01/1918- Proceeded Overseas Australian Infantry Base Depot Havre France ex Southampton
18/01/1918- Taken on Strength 16th Battalion in the field France
25/02/1918- Admitted 14th General Hospital Wimereux France ( Trench Fever ) ex 13th Australian Field Ambulance ex 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station ex Ambulance Train
09/03/1918- Evacuated/Admitted Edmonton General Military Hospital England
21/03/1918- Transferred to No. 3 Australian Aux Hospital Dartford England
20/05/1918- Transferred to No. 1 Australian Aux Hospital Harefield England
28/05/1918- Discharged to No. 3 Command Depot Hurdcott England ex Hospital
01/06/1918- To No. 4 Convalescent Depot Hurdccott
03/07/1918- To No. 4 Command Depot Hurdcott
11/09/1918- To Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill
04/10/1918- Proceeded Overseas Australian Infantry Base Depot Havre France ex Dover
10/10/1918- Rejoined 16th Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
24/01/1919- Granted Leave Paris France
09/02/1919- Rejoined 16th Battalion ex Leave
11/03/1919- Disembarked Southampton England to No. 1 Command Depot Sutton Veny England ex France
21/03/1919- Embarked England aboard ” Kildonian Castle ” for Return to Australia
27/04/1919- Disembarked Fremantle WA
13/09/1919- Discharged from Service ( Termination of Period of Enlistment ).


British War Medal – No. 14563

Victory Medal – No. 14279.


Alfred Ernest ANDERSON was one of a powerful commitment of 5 Brothers who enlisted for Service in the First World War.  His siblings are also honoured on this website:-

Dudley Maurice- 380- 11th Battalion, ( Died of Wounds Received in Action at Gallipoli – Died in Hospital after evacuation to Egypt ),

Raymond Charles- 1380- Royal Australian Navy,

Talbot Reginald – 1868- Australian Flying Corps,

Victor Rudolph Busselton – 16401- 3rd Division Signals Company.