Service Number: 4008
Enlisted: 13 April 1916, Warrigal, Victoria, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Miram, Victoria, Australia, 21 June 1892
Home Town: Dowerin, Dowerin, Western Australia
Schooling: Miram State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 15 April 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Namps-au-Val British Cemetery, France
Plot 11, Row B, Grave 7,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wyalkatchem War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Warrigal, Victoria, Australia
28 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4008, 32nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Melbourne embarkation_ship_number: A16 public_note: ''
28 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4008, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Fremantle
Date unknown: Involvement 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Leslie Anderson was born at Miram near Kaniva in Victoria in 1892. One of eight children, his father died in 1900 and some time after then the family moved to Dowerin, Western Australia. Leslie was wounded in the chest while out on a night patrol near Hamel in France on the 14 April 1918. He died of a gunshot wound to the chest the next day in the 41st Casualty Clearing Station.

His older brother 3705 Pte. Joseph Herbert Anderson 11th Battalion AIF, had died of wounds near Pozieres 21 July 1916. Another brother 2798 Pte Walter Raymond Anderson, 1st Imperial Camel Corps, returned to Australia in 1919.