Alfred Otto ANDERSON

ANDERSON, Alfred Otto

Service Number: 856
Enlisted: 19 February 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Portland, SA, 15 July 1896
Home Town: Rosewater (Greytown), Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Suicide, North Atlantic Ocean (HMAHS Kanowna), At sea (Indian Ocean (HMAHS Kanowna)), Belgium, 30 December 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Port Adelaide St Paul's Church Memorial Alcove, Rosewater Womens Memorial Roll of Honour WW1, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

19 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 856, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 856, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
30 Dec 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 856, 32nd Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Son of Otto Alfred ANDERSON and Sarah nee MORRIS

Committed suicide (drowning) at sea 30 December 1917 one day after Freetown, Sierra Leone