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Percy Michael ANDERSON

Regimental number1205
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHod carrier
AddressKing Edward Road, Osborne Park, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 4"
Weight115 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs S A Anderson, Hector Street, Osborne Park, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 July 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 4), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie ANDERSON; Wife: Sophia Alice ANDERSON, Hector Street, Osborne Park, Perth
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Note on Red Cross File No 90905: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Statement, 1351 Pte S.M. REDMOND, 32nd Bn (patient, 1st Birmingham War Hospital, Rubery, England), 18 February 1917: 'Informant states that on 19th July 1916 at 8.30 p.m. at Fleurbaix he saw Anderson last in No Man's Land during an attack. At the beginning he was hit by shrapnel and killed.'

Second statement, Major R.A. GEDDES, 32nd Bn, 26 May 1917: 'I saw Anderson badly hit by a shell in the German trenches at Fromelles on the 20th July. We had to retire later and he was left in the German Trenches. I think he was fatally wounded.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERSON Percy Michael
Red Cross file 90905

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