Albert Victor ANDERSON

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ANDERSON, Albert Victor

Service Number: 14156
Enlisted: 14 March 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Hospital Transport Corps
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, June 1881
Home Town: Geelong West, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Illness (Haemorrhage of the lungs), Indian Ocean (HMAHS Kanowna), At sea (Indian Ocean (HMAHS Kanowna)), 8 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at Sea, Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton
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World War 1 Service

14 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 14156, Hospital Transport Corps
1 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 14156, Hospital Transport Corps, Third Ypres
1 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 14156, Hospital Transport Corps, HMAT Kanowna, Melbourne
8 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 14156, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland

Died on this date – 8th October……Albert Victor Anderson was born at Ballarat, Victoria in 1881. He married Clara Morris in Victoria in 1908.

Albert Victor Anderson enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 15th March, 1916 as a 35 year old, married, Carpenter from West Geelong, Victoria.

Private Albert Victor Anderson embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on HMAT Kanowna (A61) on 1st April, 1916 with the Hospital Transport Corps – Staff for No. 2 Hospital Ship “Kanowna”.

Private Albert Victor Anderson was appointed Lance Corporal on 8th November, 1916 & promoted to Corporal on 18th November, 1916.

Corporal Albert Victor Anderson embarked from Sydney, NSW on 26th September, 1917 on HMAT Kanowna (A61). He was taken on strength & was appointed Acting Sergeant on 26th September 1917. This was the 7th voyage of Kanowna (as listed on Statement of Service form).

Private Albert Victor Anderson died suddenly at 8.30 pm on 8th October, 1917 while at Sea on board Australian Hospital Ship Kanowna from Haemorrhage of Lungs.

He was buried at Sea at 8.30 am on 9th October, 1917. He is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire, England as he has no grave. His death is acknowledged by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

(The Australian War Memorial & CWGC both have his rank recorded as Private)
(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)
https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/-a---b.html

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