Andrew Frederick ANDERSON

Regimental number217
Place of birthDunedin, Otago, New Zealand
SchoolSouth Melbourne State School, Victoria
Age on arrival in Australia1
OccupationMarine fireman
Address79 St Vincent Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9.5"
Weight189 lbs
Next of kinBrother, James W. Anderson, 79 St Vincent Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Australian Commonwealth Horse in South Africa; discharged 1902; also served for 2 years 8 months in Auckland Infantry Regiment.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFather died 5 August 1922.
FateKilled in Action 26 April 1915
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 24), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew and Marie ANDERSON, 611 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Native of Dunedin, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 26 April 1915.

Now, 15 October 1916, reported as ' Wounded and Missing in Action, 26 April 1915'.

Court of Enquiry, France, 3 November 1916, pronounces fate as 'Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 26 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERSON Andrew Frederick