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Born in Ballarat and Motor mechanic by occupation, Frederick Buchanan Anderson was 20 years and single when enlisted on the 9th of July 1915 in the 7th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1st of April 1916 with the rank of Corporal from Nominal Roll. Frederick Buchanan Anderson was awarded: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War and Victory Medal. 'For conspicuous gallantry on 10 August, 1918, between Vauvillers and Lihons. This non-commissioned officer took command of the platoon, and pushed forward under heavy machine gun fire to the attack, reaching the objective and successfully consolidating' and was listed as returned to Australia on the 30th of April 1919 per æKaragola'. On the 2nd of February 1918 awarded distinguished conduct medal and on 28th of December 1918 was promoted to temporary Sergeant and on 25th January 1916 was appointed Lance Sergeant but on 8th of march 1919 reverts to Lance Sergeant. Tree No: 895