ANDERSON, Peter Olaf

Service Number: 1116
Enlisted: 29 February 1916, Melbourne
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1890
Home Town: Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Brunswick State School
Occupation: Brass Finisher
Died: Killed in Action, France, 8 January 1917
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
Plot IV, Row C, Grave 37,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, City of Brunswick Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

29 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1116, 37th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne
30 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 37th Infantry Battalion
3 Jun 1916: Involvement Corporal, 1116, 37th Infantry Battalion
3 Jun 1916: Embarked Corporal, 1116, 37th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Persic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Peter Olaf ANDERSON was born in South Melbourne in 1890

His parents were Eric Ludwig ANDERSON & Jane YON

He enlisted on 29th February, 1916 in Melbourne as a Private and was promoted to Corporal on 30th April, 1916 - he embarked with the 37th Infantry Battalion ,1st reinforcements (D Coy) from Melbourne on 3rd June, 1916 on board the HMAT Persic

Peter was Killed in Action in France on 8th January, 1917 and is buried in the Cite Bonjean Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave 37)

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

Medals:  British & Victory