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Walter Anderson enlisted in Ballarat on 18th February 1916, and was allocated to the 39th Infantry Battalion with the Regimental No. 3016. He was aged 31 and single and employed as a salesman. He had been born in Melbourne. He had been appointed Lance Corporal, and the battalion was fighting in Belgium when he was killed in action on the 12th October 1917. His body was not recovered, and his name is recorded on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres in Belgium. Tree No. 2141