Benjamin ANDERSON

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ANDERSON, Benjamin

Service Number: 815
Enlisted: 20 February 1915, Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, October 1895
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Trinity Hill State School
Occupation: Jam worker
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 3 September 1916
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

20 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 815, Hobart, Tasmania
29 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 815, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 815, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane
4 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 815, 26th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
2 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 52nd Infantry Battalion
3 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 815, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography contributed by David Vervaart

It is believed that Benjamin died with his brother 2803 Pte. Robert James Anderson (/explore/people/265742) at Mouquet Farm on the 3rd of September 1916. There is speculation that they both died from injuries recieved from the same bomb. Neither graves for the boys is known.