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Regimental number1703
Place of birthHorsham, Victoria
AddressWindermere via Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinF Anderson, Windermere,Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 December 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. With two men he attacked and captured a 'pill box' which was inflicting casualties on the advancing troops. He penetrated our barrage, rushed the position, and killed and captured the garrison in spite of strong resistance, and captured the machine gun. He showed splendid courage and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership during the attack north of Rosiers on 9 August 1918. He was in command of a plaoton on the extreme right of the battalion, and when the troops on the right flank failed to advance, he formed a defensive flank. He led his platoon with great dash, and mopped up several enemy pockets. When his Company Commander became a casualty he led the company to its objective and supervised consolidation. On 11th August, during the attack on Lihons, he again led a company brilliantly to its objective, and then skilfully formed a defensive flank, beating off a strong counter attack. He rendered valuable service.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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