Percy Michael ANDERSON

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ANDERSON, Percy Michael

Service Number: 1205
Enlisted: 16 July 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Perth, Western Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Osborne Park, Stirling, Western Australia
Schooling: Fremantle Christian Brothers College
Occupation: Hod Carrier
Died: Killed in Action, Fromelles, France, 20 July 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1205, Perth, Western Australia
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1205, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1205, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1205, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography

"...1205 Private Percy Michael Anderson, 32nd Battalion. A hod carrier from Osborne Park, Western Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked from Adelaide aboard HMAT Geelong on 18 November 1915 for Suez. His battalion relocated to the Western Front, France, during June 1916. Pte Anderson was reported wounded and missing in action on 20 July 1916 after the Battle of Fromelles. Subsequently, he was determined to have been killed in action on that date. He was aged 24 years. Pte Anderson has no known grave and is commemorated on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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