William Watt ANDERSON


ANDERSON, William Watt

Service Number: 153
Enlisted: 10 February 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dundee, Scotland, 1894
Home Town: Cootamundra, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Schooling: Blackness Public School, Scotland
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Dysentery, St Andrews Hospital, Malta, 30 October 1915
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
Plot D, Row 1, Grave 6 Chaplain H.P. Dodd officiated Interred on the 1 November 1915
Memorials: Cootamundra War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

10 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 153, 19th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 153, 19th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 153, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 18 years

Son of R.J. and Ellen McKenzie Anderson of 12 Balgay Avenue, Dundee, Scotland

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

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Date of enlistment: 10.02.1915
Place of enlistment: Liverpool, NSW

He was 20.

Dundee paid a high price for her war efforts. By the armistice, over 4,000 men and several women had made the ultimate sacrifice. Their names are recorded in the city’s Roll of Honour.