Robert ANDERSON

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ANDERSON, Robert

Service Number: 738
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Enlisted at Daylesford, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1890
Home Town: Daylesford, Hepburn, Victoria
Schooling: Ballarat High School, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
No known grave Panel 28 Commemorated on the Ballarat High School Roll of Honour situated in the Peacock Hall
Memorials: Daylesford Masonic Lodge No12, Daylesford War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 738, Enlisted at Daylesford, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 738, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 738, 7th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Robert and Jemima Anderson of 28 Airdrie Road, East Malvern, Victoria. Brother of Archibald Anderson who died of wounds on 25 August 1916 while serving with the 24th Battalion

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

Also served in the Citizen Military Forces for about 3 years