Bruce Waller Birchall ANDERSON


ANDERSON, Bruce Waller Birchall

Service Number: VX92390
Enlisted: 19 May 1943, Royal Park, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gardenvale, Victoria, 22 August 1917
Home Town: Windsor, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of wounds, Heidleberg Military Hospital, Victoria, 28 October 1945, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne
Springvale War Cemetery, Section 2S, Australian War Grave C, Grave 09
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

19 May 1943: Enlisted Private, SN VX92390, Royal Park, Victoria
20 May 1943: Involvement Private, SN VX92390
16 Nov 1944: Embarked Private, SN VX92390, 2nd/6th Infantry Battalion, Disembarked Aitape, New Guinea on 6th December, 1944
30 Mar 1945: Wounded Private, SN VX92390, 2nd/6th Infantry Battalion, Aitape - Wewak, New Guinea
28 Oct 1945: Involvement Private, SN VX92390, 2nd/6th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Bruce Waller Birchall ANDERSON was born on 22nd August, 1917 at "Timaru" Cole St, Gardenvale in Melbourne, Victoria

His parents were William James Waller ANDERSON and Amelia Clarice BIRCHALL - he was the only son in the family & had several sisters

Bruce married a lady called Doris Marion (Dot) OLIVER before he embarked - Doris was born on 17th June, 1922 in St Kilda, Victoria to William Alfred OLIVER and Emily Florence MURPHY - she died 4th January, 2003- Doris served with the RAAF (Service No. 90817)

Bruce enlisted in Royal Park, Victoria on 19th May, 1943 and embarked with the 2nd/6th Infantry Regiment on 16th November, 1944 en route to New Guinea where they arrived on 6th December, 1944 at Aitape

He was wounded in New Guinea on 30th March, 1945 and invalided back to Victoria

He died on 28th October, 1945 in Heidleberg Military Hospital in Victoria as a consequence of wounds received in New Guinea and is buried in Springvale War Cemetery - his Funeral took place on 30th October 1945 at the Chapelof B. Matthews Pty. Ltd at 102 Toorak Road, South Yarra - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

"A brave soldier at rest"