George ANDERSON

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ANDERSON, George

Service Number: 4053
Enlisted: 3 July 1915, Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Black River, Tasmania , 3 September 1895
Home Town: Black River, Circular Head, Tasmania
Schooling: Black River State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Bullecourt, France, 5 May 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

3 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4053, Hobart, Tasmania
24 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4053, 12th Infantry Battalion, RMS Orontes, Melbourne
24 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4053, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4053, 12th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)

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Biography

"Killed in Action. PTE. GEO. ANDERSON.

27 February 1916 - To hospital, Mumpns

24 July 1916 - Wounded in action, gushot wound to the thigh and hand (mild)

Originally buried near Bullecourt but his grave could not be found and it was assumed the burial site had been destroyed by further battles

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Vicotry Medal

The sad tidings were received last night of the death in action in France of Private George Anderson, second son of Mr. Stuart J. Anderson, J.P., of "Boyndie," Black River. This brave soldier has been fighting for some time, and was wounded in an engagement last year. He was a steady industrious young man, and well known and highly respected, in Circular Head. The rector proceeded to Black River last night to break the news to the family. Much sympathy is felt for them in their hour of trial. A memorial service will be held St. Bartholomew's Chuich, Forest, next Sunday afternoon." - from the Stanley Circular Hed Chronicle 30 May 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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