Stanley Charles ANDERSON

ANDERSON , Stanley Charles

Service Number: Q136331
Enlisted: 30 March 1942
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 58th/59th Infantry Battalion AMF
Born: Wondai, Wide Bay, Queensland, Australia , 7 April 1923
Home Town: Gympie, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Sawmiller
Died: Gympie, Queensland, Australia, 12 April 2009, aged 86 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Gympie Cemetery, Qld
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World War 2 Service

30 Mar 1942: Involvement Private, SN Q136331
30 Mar 1942: Enlisted
16 May 1943: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN Q136331, 58th/59th Infantry Battalion AMF, ex Townsville for Port Moresby per Duntroon
11 Aug 1944: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN Q136331, 58th/59th Infantry Battalion AMF, ex Lae to Brisbane per Evangeline
23 Dec 1944: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN Q136331, 58th/59th Infantry Battalion AMF, ex Townsville to Torokina per Duntroon
17 Oct 1945: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN Q136331, 58th/59th Infantry Battalion AMF, ex Torokina to Brisbane per Tarooma
2 Nov 1945: Discharged

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Stanley was the second of three sons of Peter Robinson Anderson Snr (born 1874 in Scotland) and Elizabeth Anne Hebbard-Barlow born 1883 in Yengarie, QLD. Peter Snr and Elizabeth married in 1920 and settled in Wondai, QLD where Peter Snr was a Labourer.

Stan was a Sawmiller in Gympie, QLD when he enlisted in the ACMF as a Private (Service No:Q136331). He completed his training with 29 Infantry Training Battalion and served with 58/59 Infantry Battalion in New Guinea (New Guinea: 16/05/1943 - 11/08/1944; Atherton: 26/09/1944 - 24/12/1944; Bougainville: 23/12/1944 - 17/10/1945). Stan was WiA in September 1943 (GSW to arm and back) and was Discharged on 2 November 1945. Brother Peter Robert Anderson (Private; Service No:Q25464) also served in WWII.

In August 1944 Stan married Dulcie Jean Butler (born 1923 in Gympie, QLD) in Gympie, and following his Discharge, Stan and Dulcie settled in Gympie where Stan worked as a Sawmiller and later as a Wardsman. Stan died in April in 2009 and Dulcie in October 2009.

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