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Frederick Buchanan ANDERSON

Regimental number5247
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address7 Dorton Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinBrother, Mr A Anderson, 307 Raglan Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on 10 August, 1918, between Vauvillers and Lihons. This non-commissioned officer took command of the platoon, and pushed forward under heavy machine gun fire to the attack, reaching the objective and successfully consolidating.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Date of death1 January 1943
Place of burialCarlton Cemetery

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