Alexander ANDERSON

Regimental number929
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
AddressCessnock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5.75"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Anderson, Sheddon Street, Cessnock, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 6th Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name34th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Medaille Militaire

'For conspicuous good service and devotion to duty. Sergeant ANDERSON has been with this Battalion since it came to FRANCE in November 1916, and has on all occasions displayed marked ability and courage in action. At VILLERS BRETONNEUX in April, and also at BONY in September 1918 this Non-Commissioned Officer particularly distinguished himself during the attacks, and also was most helpful to his Officers in carrying out the consolidation of the positions gained.'
Recommendation date: 20 February 1919

FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERSON Alexander