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Samuel Leslie ANDERSON

Regimental number2107
Place of birthNew South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressRosebank, Lismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, John Anderson, Rosebank, Lismore, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 18 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Mont St.Quentin on 2 September 1918
Recommendation date: 11 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack near MONT ST. QUENTIN North East of PERONNE, on 2nd September 1918, this N.C.O. took command of the platoon when his officer and sergeant had been wounded. His platoon suffered very heavy casualties, but he rallied the remainder and led them against an enemy strong post under heavy machine gun fire. (Seventeen machine guns were finally taken in this one post). Seeing that another platoon was outflanking this post, he held his ground under heavy enemy fire, and by ably controlling the fire of his men, greatly assisted in the flank attack against the post. By his coolness and skill in handling his men, he enabled the advance to continue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2106 Sergeant William Frederick ANDERSON, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919.

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