Donald Richard ANDERSON

ANDERSON, Donald Richard

Service Number: 7438
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver
Died: Killed in Action, France, 9 August 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
III. B. 15., Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Aug 1917: Involvement Private, 7438, 7th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Themistocles embarkation_ship_number: A32 public_note: ''
4 Aug 1917: Embarked Private, 7438, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

This casualty is believed to be Donald or Douglas Anderson, born as James Dickson, the illegitimate son to Helen Dickson, but known as ‘Douglas Anderson’. Obituary : Douglas Anderson - Australian Infantry, AIF [MIDLOTHIAN JOURNAL 13 September 1918]: The sad news arrived on Thursday morning that private Douglas Anderson, Australian Expeditionary Force, had died from wounds. He was a son of Mr and Mrs David Anderson, Meville Place, and emigrated a few years ago to Australia. His wife, Isabella B. Mason, a daughter of the late Mr John Mason, resided in Roslin.  He is remembered on the web site, Midlothian Remembered and on the Roslin War Memorial which is situated in a green area by the side of the main road through the town. A restrained Celtic Cross with a wreath on the pedestal.