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Born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria and a soldier by trade, Leslie William Charles Anderson was 37 years and married when enlisted on the 23rd of February 1916 with the rank of Lieutenant Quartermaster in the 42nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Brigade Headquarters. Previous military service Royal Australian Garrison Artillery 3rd Class Master Gunner R.A.G.A. Joined R.A.G.A. on the 18th of March 1899. His Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 'Borda' on the 5th of June 1916. He was given promotions of Quartermaster & Honorary Captain on the 1st of May 1917. War service: Western Front. Alloted to 42nd Battalion as Quarter master on the 8th of May 1917. To be Quarter Master and Honorary Captain on the 1st of May 1917. Transferred from 41st Battalion to the 42nd Battalion on the 22nd of October 1918. Returned to Australia per æNestor' On the 1st of November 1919 and disembarked on the 15th of December 1919. Discharged with the termination of period of enlistment on the 10th of February 1920. Tree No: 2673