David John ANDERSON

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ANDERSON, David John

Service Numbers: 1175, 1102
Enlisted: 10 September 1914
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Bendigo High School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Chemist's assistant
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 16 June 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bendigo Central School Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

10 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1175, 1st to 8th (QLD) Reinforcements
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Sergeant, SN 1102, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Sergeant, SN 1102, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
16 Jun 1915: Involvement Sergeant, SN 1175, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Sgt 1175 David John Anderson was killed in action on 16 June 1915 when the Turks heavily shelled the 8th Battalion's trenches at Steele's Post. He had only arrived at Gallipoli on 12 June 1915 as he had been an instructor at Broadmeadows Camp (having previously been a Lieutenant in the Senior Cadets before the war).

Remembered on the Bendigo War Memorial.