John Gerald Anthony

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Gerald
Last Name: 
Anthony
Mother's Name: 
Mary Anthony nee Fitzgerald
Father's Name: 
Edwin Anthony
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, March 30, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
45th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

John Anthony (Service No 2370) was born in Newcastle, N.S.W. in 1872. In 1902 he married Mary Matthews in Newcastle and they came to the Illawarra with their daughter. 

At enlistment, John was married, 43 years old, worked as a miner, and the family lived at Corrimal, N.S.W.  He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A68 Anchises with 5th Reinforcements, 45th Battalion, on 24th August 1916.  

The troops arrived in England on 11th October 1916 and John joined the 45th Battalion in France on 18th January 1917. 

In early March 1917 he was admitted to hospital with Trench feet.  He was sent back to England on 18th June 1917 and the decision was made to return him to Australia.

John returned to Australia September 1917 and was discharged medically unfit on 29th December 1917.

John died in Newcastle in 1959.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ANTHONY J G

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.