Ralph ANDERSON

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ANDERSON, Ralph

Service Number: 181
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: West Maitland, New South Wales, 1891
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Melbourne Grammar School
Occupation: Jackeroo
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 8 June 1917
Cemetery: Westhof Farm Cemetery
Plot I, Row C, Grave 10 Headstone Inscription "GRANT HIM LORD WITH HIS DEAR WAR WORN MOTHER JOY & PEACE IN PARADISE"
Memorials: Melbourne Grammar School WW1 Fallen Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

20 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 181, 7th Light Horse Regiment
20 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 181, 7th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney
8 Jun 1917: Involvement Captain, 52nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Rev. Ernest and Mrs. Amelia Constance Isabel ANDERSON

Ralph attended the Melbourne Church of England Grammar School and entered the Preparatory School in 1900.  He came up to the Senior School in 1905 and was in the footballand athletic teams of 1909.  He left at the end of 1909 and went to Dookie Agricultural College, where he obtained his diploma in 1912.  He then went to Queensland and when he enlisted in 1914 was managing his own property near Longreach.  He joined the 7th Light Horse, and was all through the Gallipoli campaign.  On 17th March 1916 he transferred to 52nd Battalion, and was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, being promoted to Lieutenant on 17th June.  He took part in the Battle of Pozieres, and on 18th April 1917 was promoted to Captain.

War Services Old Melburnians 1914 - 1918

 

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