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Patrick Sinclair ANDERSON

Date of birth31 July 1882
Place of birthNewstead Station, Elsmore, New South Wales
SchoolThe Armidale School, Armidale, New South Wales (February 1894 - December 1900)
OccupationStation manager
Address6 Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, J A Anderson, Newstead, South Elsmore, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 October 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name4th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 12 (27 January 1916).

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAfter secondary education he attended the School of Mines, Ballarat, Victoria; worked as an engineer for several years before returning to Newstead Station to work with his father. He was the first Old Boy of The Armidale School to be killed in the war.
FateDied of wounds 30 April 1915
Date of death30 April 1915
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialChatby Military Cemetery (Row Q, Grave No. 430), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary ANDERSON, Newstead, Inverell, New South Wales. Commemorated in a stained glass window in The Armidale School Chapel, unveiled 10 September 1916, donated by his father John A. Anderson.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli.

Died of a thigh wound received in a bayonet charge at Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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