ANDERSON, James Smith

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Notes
  5. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Army
Conflict
World War II
Date of Enlistment
23/01/1942
Date of Discharge
30/09/1945
Place of Enlistment
Canberra ACT

Personal Details

Gender
Male
Date of Birth
23/11/1911
Place of Birth
Launceston, Tasmania
Address (at enlistment)
Masson Street, Turner ACT
Occupation
Public servant
Next of Kin
Euphemia Anderson (wife), Masson Street, Turner ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
N377795
Final Rank
Private
Final Unit
Volunteer Defence Corp Part Time Duty 21 Battalion

Notes

Anderson was closely involved in scouting in Canberra in the 1930s and in the hiking movement which became popular with newcomers to the city. He later became Commissioner in the Statistics Office.

Sources

WWII Nominal Roll http://www.ww2roll.gov.au
ACT Electoral Rolls 1916 to 1967 http://canberraheritageportal.org/default.php
Cla Allen, 'Hiking from early Canberra', 1977
Hope Hewitt, 'Canberra's First Schoolhouse', 1987

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