|Place of birth||Bergalia, New South Wales|
|Address||Rathlea, Alison Road, Randwick, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs K R Anderson, Alison Road, Randwick, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years in the Scottish Rifles, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No 16), Fromelles, France|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Originally listed as 'No known grave'; remains identified in the German mass grave at Fromelles in 2014. Parents: Joseph and Kissock ANDERSON, 21 Holt Avenue, Mosman, New South Wales. Native of Bergalia|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 2nd Bn and reverted to the rank of Private, Gallipoli, 4 November 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Promoted Lance Corporal, Tel el Kebir, 23 January 1916.
Transferred to 54th Bn, 14 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Promoted Corporal, 1 March 1916; Lance Sergeant, Canal Zone, 1 May 1916; Sergeant, 24 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1916, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 80806, 4503 Pte G.A. GUTHRIE, 54th Bn (patient,1st London General Hospital, Camberwell, England), [?] December 1916: 'I knew Anderson, he was killed in a charge on the Fromelles La Bassee front on July 19th at 7.30 p.m. I was with him and saw him killed, he was not buried as we had to retire the next morning.'
Second statement, 3026 Sergeant C. CLARK, C Company, 54th Bn (patient, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, Kent, England), 19 June 1919: 'He went into action on 19.7.16 about 6 p.m. The last that was seen of Anderon, was when going over No Man's Land on the evening of 19.7.16. The firing was terrific this day, and although every effort was made to find Anderson, without success, and it is presumed he was blown to pieces.'
Note on file: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ANDERSON David Samuel
Red Cross file 80806