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Hector Anderson


7th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Simonii
  • Planted By: Mrs. J. T. Anderson
  • Plaque: 1226

Additional Info

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Born in Harrow, Victoria and an Assistant Stationmaster by occupation, Gordon Hector Anderson was 23 years and single when enlisted on the 25th of August 1915 in the 8th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 4426. On 16th of December 2015 was the acting corporal in the 8th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on the 28th of January 1916.On 1st of April 1916 taken on strength from the 8th Battalion to the 58th Battalion where automatically reverts to ranks on joining Unit. On 20th August 1916 wounded in action in France with severe (G.S.W.) gunshot wounds and admitted to hospital. Transferred to ANZAC light railway France on the 9th of January 1917. ANZAC to railways – taken on strength from 58th Battalion c. Coy (Lewis Gunners) in Egypt)on the 4th of January 1917 Later transferred to 3rd A light Railway Operating Coy in France. Promoted corporal under provisions of A.I.F. order 213 to complete executions on the 18th of February 1917. Promoted to Sergeant under provisions of A.I.F. order 313 to complete establishment 25th of March 1917. Promoted to substantive sergeant to complete establishment on the 30th of June 1916. Discharged in 1919 after six months in London non-military employment in tobacco Trade on the 18th June 1919 following termination of period of enlistment in Melbourne, Victoria on the 9th of January 1920. Tree No:1226

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour