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Keith Stirling ANDERSON

Regimental number774
Date of birth--/05/1892
Place of birthPortland, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationAccountant
AddressPortland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William Primrose Anderson, Portland, Victoria
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 February 1915
Place of enlistmentPortland, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name22nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF22
Promotion date: 7 November 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF22
Promotion date: 28 May 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).
Recommendation date: 4 March 1918

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 5 March 1918

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 3 August 1918

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 21 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Cross

'For marked gallantry and devotion to duty during operations near Estrees, on nights 3rd-4th October 1918. Whilst the battalion was massing in the jumping-off trenches, he moved across exposed ground under very heavy fire, and disposed the men in the unshelled portions of the trench system, thus saving futher losses. Later, under heavy shelling, he delivered orders to the attacking troops for immediate assault. Throughout he did excellent work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

Family/military connectionsBrother: [2310] 2nd Lt Bruce Learmonth ANDERSON, 10th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 May 1986

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