George John Stewart ANDERSON


ANDERSON, George John Stewart

Service Number: 544
Enlisted: 23 January 1915, Enlisted at Winchelsea, Victoria
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Winchelsea, Victoria, Australia, 1881
Home Town: Winchelsea, Surf Coast, Victoria
Schooling: Winchelsea State School and Geelong Central College, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Grazier/Wool Classer
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 7 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave Panel 6, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Winchelsea Residents of Winchelsea & District Roll of Honor, Winchelsea WWI Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 544, 8th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Winchelsea, Victoria
25 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 544, 8th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 544, 8th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of Victoria, Melbourne
7 Aug 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 544, 8th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George and Sarah Anderson of Winchelsea, Victoria. Brother of Jean Anderson of Winchelsea and James Anderson of Loch

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Tpr 544 George Anderson was killed in action 7 August 1915 during the ill fated charge on the Turkish trenches at The Nek. 

His father was a veteran of the Crimean War.