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Frederick Charles ANDERSON

Regimental number2101
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address78A Hill Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.75"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Henrietta Anderson, Hill Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 April 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 June 1916.

Joined 1st Bn, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Casualty Clearing Station, 21 August 1915 (synovitis of knee); transferred to No 2 Field Ambulance, 21 August 1915; to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Mudros, 22 August 1915.

Embarked for Malta, 27 August 1915 (dysentery and synovitis of knee); disembarked Malta, 31 August 1915 and admitted St David's Hospital; transferred to Ghain Tufficha, Malta, 13 September 1915.

Embarked for Egypt, 13 October 1915; admitted to ANZAC Advance Base, Mudros, 18 October 1915; transferred to Sarpi Rest Camp, 19 October 1915; rejoined Bn, Mudros, 19 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 28 December 1915.

Transferred to 53rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 13 February 1916; taken on strength, 53rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 14 February 1916.

On Command, School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; rejoined unit, Iamailia, 12 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.

Posted as missing in action, 19 July 1916.

Court of Inquiry, held in the field, 2 September 1917, found that Private Anderson had been killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDERSON Frederick Charles

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