Henry Albert ANDERSON MM

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ANDERSON, Henry Albert

Service Number: 3946
Enlisted: 2 December 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kewell, Victoria, Australia, 22 July 1892
Home Town: Warracknabeal, Yarriambiack, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Mont St Quentin, France, 1 September 1918, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot 111, Row J, Grave 25
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Warracknabeal War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3946, Melbourne, Victoria
8 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3946, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3946, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Melbourne
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3946, 24th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
12 Dec 1916: Honoured Military Medal
1 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3946, 24th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography

"KILLED AND WOUNDED.

The flags were again at half-mast in Warracknabeal on Wednesday, word having been received by Mr. George Anderson, employed by Messrs. Young Bros., that his son, Henry, had fallen in action. Deceased grew up in Warracknabeal, and as a lad was employed in "The Herald" office. He was away from the town for a time, and immediately after his return enlisted. He saw a good deal of service, and as evidence of his valor, it may be mentioned that he gained the Military Medal. General sympathy will be extended to the relatives in their sorrow." - from the Warracknabeal Herald 20 Sep 1918 (nla.gov.au)

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of George Henry and Mary Anderson. Born at Kewell, Victoria, Australia

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