Aubrey Will Anderson

First Name: 
Aubrey
Middle Name: 
Will
Last Name: 
Anderson
Date of Birth: 
Friday, November 29, 1895
Mother's Name: 
Emma nee Manifold
Father's Name: 
William Anderson
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, October 3, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
7th Field Artillery
Company: 
26th Battery
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, January 2, 1967
Details: 

Aubrey Anderson (Service No 31976) was born in Wagga Wagga, N.S.W. and educated in Bathurst before moving to Wollongong, N.S.W with his father who was a member of the N.S.W. Police Force. As a member of 37th Infantry he marched with his father on the Waratah March in 1915.

When Aubrey enlisted in Wollongong he was single, 22 years old, and trained as a carpenter.  He embarked from Sydney on RMS Osterly with Field Artillery Brigade, 24th Reinforcements on 10th February 1917.

Aubrey arrived in England on 12th April 1917 and was admitted to hospital on 4th June 1917 with mumps.  He arrived in France on 25th August 1917 and joined 26th Battery on 7th September 1917.

Aubrey saw service on the Western Front until the war ended.  He returned to Australia in July 1919 and ws discharged on 4th October 1919.

On 29th April 1925 he married Millie Lucas.  He died in 1967 and is buried in Woronora Cemetery, N.S.W.

Aubrey's service is commemorated on the Wollongong War Memorial Arch.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ANDERSON A W

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