John ANDERSON

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ANDERSON, John

Service Number: 1782
Enlisted: 21 January 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bourke, New South Wales, 9 November 1894
Home Town: Granville, Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Granville War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

21 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1782, Liverpool, New South Wales
17 Mar 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1782, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Mar 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1782, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Sydney
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1782, 4th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
6 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1782, 4th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1782 Private John Anderson, 4th Battalion of Granville, NSW. A labourer prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard the HMAT Shropshire (A9) on 17 March 1915. He was killed in action on 6 August 1915 at Lone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey aged 20. Post war his body was not recovered and he is remembered with honour on the Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)