William Frederick ANDERSON

Regimental number2106
Place of birthNew South Wales
AddressRosebank, Lismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Anderson, Rosebank, Lismore, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 July 1915
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 RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

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

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack near MONT ST. QUENTIN, North East of PERONNE on 2nd September 1918,m this N.C.O. was with the line of skirmishers. His platoon met with very heavy machine gun fire. His officer was wounded, but Sergeant ANDERSON at great personal risk, rallied the remainder of the platoon, and forced his way into the enemy trench system. He was wounded, but persisted in going on. By his skill and gallantry, he greatly assisted his Company to advance, and saved many casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2107 Corporal Samuel Leslie ANDERSON, 25th Bn, returned to Australia, 9 December 1918.