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Allen Walker ANDERSON

Regimental number302
Place of birthWagga Wagga, New South Wales
Other NamesAnderson, Allan Walker
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGlobe Hotel, West Wyalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height6' 0"
Weight206 lbs
Next of kinSydney Anderson, Globe Hotel, West Wyalong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Navy; purchased discharge.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When commanding a trench mortar battery a large quantity of ammunition had been exploded by hostile shelling. This demolished his gun, and caused severe casualties. Under heavy shell and machine gun fire he organized the rescuing of buried men and had them moved to a place of safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Discharge date27 November 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERSON Allen Walker

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