Archibald ANDERSON


ANDERSON, Archibald

Service Number: 2112
Enlisted: 6 September 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Creswick, Victoria, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Creswick, Hepburn, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Chemists Assistant
Died: Gun shot wound to head and right arm, 44th Casualty Clearing Station, France, 25 August 1916
Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery
Plot III, Row E, Grave 35
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Creswick Honor Roll, North Creswick State School No 2041 Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

6 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2112
27 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2112, 24th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
27 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2112, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

His brother 738 Pte. Robert Anderson 7th Battalion AIF was killed in action during the landing at Gallipoli.

Another brother, Lieutenant James Symenton Anderson 23rd Battalion AIF, twice wounded, returned to Australia 31 March 1919.