Leslie James ANDERSON

ANDERSON, Leslie James

Service Number: 333
Enlisted: 5 February 1916, Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Romaine, Tasmania, Australia, 28 May 1897
Home Town: Burnie, Burnie, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Burnie, Tasmania, Australia, 1 June 1936, aged 39 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Wivenhoe General Cemetery, Burnie, Tasmania
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World War 1 Service

5 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 333, 40th Infantry Battalion, Hobart, Tasmania
1 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 333, 40th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 333, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Hobart
10 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 333, 40th Infantry Battalion

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Widow of Ex-Soldier

Comfortably Settled

As a result of the generosity of residents of Burnie and neighbouring districts, Mrs. Anderson, widow of the late Mr. L. J. Anderson, a returned soldier,whose death occurred a few months ago, is now comfortably settled with her eight children in a cosy home at Montello. After the death of  Mr. Anderson a public fund was opened and subscriptions came in from many centres, £436 being raised. This went towards thepurchase of a modern six-roomed house. The committee of the Burnie branch of the R.S.S.I.L.A. interested themselves actively, and Mrs. Anderson isnow in receipt of a weekly pension which is sufficient to meet the requirements of herself and her large family. The official ceremony of handing over the house was performedyesterday, when the Warden (Mr. J.R Hilder) presented Mrs. Anderson with the keys. from The Examiner (Launceston) 06 November 1936 (trove.nla.gov.au)