Sydney Albert ANDERSON

Sydney Albert Anderson Photo:
Rosalie Shire Historical Society
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Tuross
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
07-December-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
24
Status
Single
Service No
4654
Rank
Private
Unit
25th Battalion, 12th Reinforcements
Embarked
12-April-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
6 March 1917
Place
Warlencourt, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Also named on Goombungee's Fallen Soldiers Memorial.

Brother of 1541 Driver Malcolm Roland Anderson (not on Roll of Honour).

 

Sydney Anderson was wounded in action in France in November 1916 and hospitalised in England. He returned to his unit in February 1917. 17 days later he was with a fatigue party taking rations to frontline troops near Warlencourt when he was shot by a sniper. He was buried nearby but after the war his grave could not be found. 

 

 

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