Charles Leslie Wallace ANDERSON


ANDERSON, Charles Leslie Wallace

Service Number: 2368
Enlisted: 16 May 1916, Geelong, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 46th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Moriac, Victoria, 1896
Home Town: Barrabool, Surf Coast, Victoria
Schooling: Geelong High School
Occupation: Student
Died: Killed in Action, France, 11 April 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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

16 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2368, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Geelong, Victoria
7 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2368, 46th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2368, 46th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Sydney, Melbourne
11 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2368, 46th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (First)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Charles Leslie Wallace ANDERSON was born around 1896 in Mount Moriac, Victoria

His parents were William ANDERSON (1852-1928) and Christina "Christy" McKENZIE (1857-1938)

"...2368 Private Charles Leslie Wallace Anderson, 46th Battalion, of Barrabool, Victoria. A farmer prior to enlistment on 30 May 1916, Pte Anderson embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Port Sydney (A15) on 6 September. He was killed in action at Bullecourt on 11 April 1917, aged 20, and has no known grave. Following his death, a fellow soldier wrote to his brother, stating "I am proud to be able to tell you that Wallace was a hero. Under fire he was cool and collected and set his mates a fine example. He was wounded in the hand but refused to give in - he was shot dead while endeavouring to fetch a box of bombs to the trench....all his mates send you their sympathy in your great loss". - SOURCE (