Dalgairns Outram ANDERSON

ANDERSON, Dalgairns Outram

Service Number: 4971
Enlisted: 27 January 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Granville, New South Wales, Australia, 29 September 1891
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Killed in Action, France, 16 July 1918, aged 26 years
Cemetery: La Neuville British Cemetery
Plot 11, Row G, Grave 37
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

27 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales
5 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, 4971, 17th Infantry Battalion
5 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, 4971, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Sydney
16 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 4971
Date unknown: Involvement 17th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Dalgairns Outram ANDERSON was born in Granville, New South Wales on 29th September, 1891

His parents were James Outram ANDERSON & Patience LAYCOCK who married in Sydney in 1879

He married Evelyn JEFFS in Sydney in 1913


Australian Army Service Corps; 3rd Division Salvage Company

Rank - Sergeant

18 August 1916 - AWOL for 9 days while in isolation; fined 10 days full pay

30 September 1916 - Taken on strength 33 Btn

20 November 1916 - AWOL for 1 days; fined 28 days pay

21 November 1916 - Proceeded to France from Southampton

12 December 1916 - Wounded in action

14 December 1916 - Returned to duty

4 February 1917 - Taken on strength 33 Btn

26 June 1917 - To hospital - bruised foot

13 July 1917 - To hospital in England bruised foot(fractured)

17 December 1917 - Rejoined unit in France

Died of gunshot wounds to the head, back and legs

Grave inscription reads 'Born 29 Sept. 1891. Killed in Action. God is love.' Full name on the headstone was not as there was too many letters

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of James Outram Anderson and Patience Anderson, of "Winterdyne," Wyalong St., Burwood, New South Wales; Husband of Evelyn(known as Jean) Anderson of Courland Street, Five Dock. Father of Patience Outram Anderson and James Outram Anderson