Albert Leslie ANDERSON

ANDERSON, Albert Leslie

Service Number: 24370
Enlisted: 16 May 1916, Place of enlistment - Geelong, Victoria
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Dimboola, Victoria, 4 February 1888
Home Town: Hawksburn, Victoria
Schooling: The Geelong College
Occupation: Bank Accountant
Died: 1942, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Geelong College WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 24370, Place of enlistment - Geelong, Victoria
27 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 24370, Embarked on HMAT 'A37' Barambah from Melbourne on 27th June 1916, disembarking Plymouth, England on 25th August 1916
28 Aug 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
24 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 24370, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, Proceeded to France from England
14 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
8 Jun 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Gunner, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, Reverted to the rank of Gunner.
17 Sep 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, Detached to the 7th Field Artillery Brigade from 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column.
25 Sep 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, 7th Field Artillery Brigade
22 Oct 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, Rejoined from detachment to the 7th Field Artillery Brigade.
15 May 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 24370, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, Embarked fro return to Australia on HMAT 'A30' Borda from England on 15th May 1919, disembarking Melbourne on 27th June 1919.
11 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, SN 24370, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

ANDERSON, Albert Leslie (1888-1942)

Born at Dimboola on 4 February 1888, he was the son of William Anderson and Rachel nee Dean. In 1903, he entered Geelong College to commence his education. His address at enrolment was 76 Skene St, Geelong. In 1903, he was awarded 2nd prize in Scripture in the Middle 4th Class.

He was working as a bank accountant prior to enlistment (No 24370) during World War I in the AIF in Geelong on 6 May 1916. He embarked for Egypt as a gunner with No 1 Section, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, from Melbourne on HMAT A37 Barambah on 27 June, 1916, and served in France from 24 November 1916. He took leave to England late in January 1918, and again in December, 1918. He returned to Australia on HMT Borda, embarking on 11 May 1919.
He died in 1942.

Source : The Geelong College - http://gnet.geelongcollege.vic.edu.au:8080/wiki/ANDERSON-Albert-Leslie-1888-1942.ashx?HL=anderson

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