Charles James (Charlie) ANDERSON

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ANDERSON, Charles James

Service Number: 2551
Enlisted: 13 May 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Aberdeen, Scotland, 1891
Home Town: Lidcombe, Auburn, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, France, 22 July 1916
Cemetery: Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-la Boisselle
Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 43. Rev. R.A Harriss officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

13 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2551, Liverpool, New South Wales
9 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2551, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney
9 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2551, 1st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2551, 1st Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

1 Battalion

Rank - Lance Corporal

6 January 1916 - Taken on strength Tel el Kebir

20 February 1916 - To hospital, otitis and appearnedia

25 February 1916 - Discharged to unit

29 February 1916 - Rejoined unit

22 March 1916 - Embarked at Alexandria for B.E.F

28 March 1916 - Disembarked Marseilles

18 July 1916 - Promoted to Lance Corporal

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

Son of James & Margaret Anderson of 18 Woodburn Road, Lidcombe, NSW. Native of Aberdeen, Scotland.

"2551 Private (later Lance Corporal) Charles James Anderson, 1st Battalion of Lidcombe, NSW. A clerk prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Runic (A54) on 9 August 1915. He was killed in action, on 22 July 1916, at Pozieres, France, aged 25. He is buried in Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boiselle, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

 

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