By June 1916 the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company was operational near Armentieres. 
John A. Anderson was a sergeant with the 2nd Tunnelling Company. He was 34 years of age when he was killed in action in France on 01 July 1916. Anderson is buried at Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres.
Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
- http://fffaif.org.au/?p=7495, Accessed 28 September 2014.