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Alec Lawrence ANDERSON

Regimental number5939
Place of birthAshfield, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStorekeeper
AddressNowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jeanie Rose Anderson, Junction Street, Nowra, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot XXVI, Row C, Grave No. 5), Polygon wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
82
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Nowra Cemetery, New South Wales. Parents: John and Jeanie ANDERSON, Junction Street, Nowra, New South Wales. Photo: Peter Dennis
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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