Samuel Frederick ANDERSON

Badge Number: 7660, Sub Branch: Prospect

ANDERSON, Samuel Frederick

Service Number: 1554
Enlisted: 10 December 1914
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, SA, 1888
Home Town: Lameroo, Southern Mallee, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Well Borer
Died: Daw Park, SA, 23 March 1972, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Dudley Park Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

10 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1554, 10th Infantry Battalion
19 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1554, 10th Infantry Battalion
19 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1554, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Corporal, SN 1554, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Samuel Frederick Anderson Biography

Life before the war:
Samuel Frederick Anderson, was born in Lameroo, South Australia. Before he enlisted in World War 1 he worked as a well borer. He was enlisted on the 10th of December 1914 at Oaklands SA, when he was 26 and a half years old.
Life in service:
Samuel Frederick Anderson was promoted from private to corporal during the time he served. This showed that he had leadership qualities.
During Anderson’s war service, he was in hospital quite a lot for many different things. This included, scabies, boils, pneumonia, and trench feet. This could have also meant that before he served in the war he may not have been the healthiest if he was becoming very sick throughout the war.
On the 7th of May 1915, Anderson’s joined the 10th Battalion on Gallipoli.
Samuel Frederick Anderson was awarded the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory medal. The 1914/15 star was issued to those who enlisted into the war in 1914 or 1915. The victory medal is a bronze medal that was awarded to those who received the 1914/15 star and with some exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. The British War Medal was awarded to officers and men of the British and Imperial Forces who either entered a theatre of war or entered service overseas between the 5thof August 1914 and the 11thof November 1918.
After the War:
After Samuel Frederick Anderson returned from WW1, he married Queenie Anna, whom he had two children with, Russell and Bronte. Anderson’s wife passed away on the 24thof June 1947, at the age of 49, leaving him a widow. Later, on the 23rd of March, 1972 he died at the age of 83. The cause of death has not been found, but considering his old age, it was most likely death by natural causes.
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