Frederick Alexander ANDERSON

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ANDERSON, Frederick Alexander

Service Number: 566
Enlisted: 16 September 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mudgeeraba, Queenlsand , 9 February 1879
Home Town: Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Mudgeeraba State School
Occupation: Teamster
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 18 May 1915, aged 36 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
No known grave - Panel 44 - Originally buried at Shrapnel Gully. Rev. F.W. Wray officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

16 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 566, Brisbane, Queensland
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 566, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 566, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 566, 15th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli

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Biography

Son of James and Elizabeth Anderson, of 'Rosehill' Mudgeeraba, Queensland. Brother of Andrew James Anderson of Mudgeeraba, Queensland and Lillian Knack

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

"...566 Private Frederick Alexander Anderson, 15th Battalion from Mudgeeraba, Queensland. A 35 year old teamster prior to enlisting on 16 September 1914, he embarked for overseas with D Company from Melbourne on 22 December 1914 aboard HMAT Ceramic. While serving with the battalion at Gallipoli, he was killed in action on 18 May 1915. Pte Anderson is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey with others who have no known grave." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

 

 

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