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Born in Mt. Egerton, Victoria and a farm labourer by trade, Charles Anderson was 24 years and single when enlisted on the 7th of April 1916 in the 39th Battalion, C Company, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 818, and his Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 æAscanius' on the 27th of May 1916. On the 28th of February 1918 an offence was recorded against Charles Anderson at Murdcott for breaking out of isolation bounds as a result of this award, Lt. Col F. Flintoff forfeits 4 days' pay on the 28th of February 1918. On the 5th of March 1917 Charles Anderson was admitted to Greylingwell War Hospital because of severe Gun Shot Wounds back and fracture of left fibula. On the 17th of January 1918 was admitted to Wipps Cross Hospital (Colchelster Mil) France gassed and later transferred to 3rd Aux Hospital because of Gas Poisning. Disembarked for return to Australia on the 6th of August 1919 and later was discharged on the 21st October 1919. Family/military connections Brother: 1076 Corporal Alexander Anderson, 4th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 12th of April 1919. Other details War service: Western Front. Tree No: 2303