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Charles Edward ANDERSON

Regimental number2327
Place of birthBerry New South Wales
AddressBoambee, via Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Samuel Anderson, Boambee, via Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was severely gassed on two occasions, but declined to leave his post, and on another occasion he went to the rescue of some wounded in a 'pill box" that had been smashed by an 8 in. shell and was still under heavy fire. In spite of great difficulty and danger, with the aid of another gunner he extricated the wounded and carried them to a place of safety. He has always set an example of great courage and devotion to duty that is worthy of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Date of death25 October 1973
Place of burialCoffs Harbour Cemetery

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