Private John A. Anderson went overseas with the 186th. Battalion March 26th, 1917, and after training at Bramshott, proceeded to France September 9th, 1917, transferring to the 1st. Battalion. At Passchendaele November 10th, he received shrapnel wounds in the back and both arms, and admitted to No.3 Australian General Hospital, later being transferred to Bradford, England, and then to Basingstoke. Upon recovery he returned to Witley Camp.