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Gerrie Anderson

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Gerrie Anderson
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 1885
Place of Birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Death 31 May 1950, aged 65
Place of Death Bellevue, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 30 years, 3 months
Description 5'4½" (1.64m) tall ; 140 lbs
63.503 kg
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Horse trainer
Religion Methodist
Address NOK c/- Albany Forts, Western Australia
Next of Kin Sister , Miss Philimina Anderson
Military Information
Reg Number 1662
Date of Enlistment 27 May 1915
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 28th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
Date of Embarkation 23 Jul 1915 ‒ Aug 1915
Ship Embarked On HMAT A64 Demosthenes
Date of Return 20 Jan 1916
Ship Returned On HMAT A63 Karoola
Fate Returned to Australia (medical)
Monument Jarrahdale Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Medals 1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal



Pre War

War Service

Records are incomplete.

On entering Blackboy Hill camp, Gerrie was allocated to the 7th reinforcement draft for the 11th Battalion. However he was later re-allocated to the 2nd reinforcement draft for the 28th Battalion, travelling with them to Egypt.

On 20 Jan 1916 it was decided to send him home to recover from rheumatism, but he was not discharged by the 5th Military District untl 24 Jan 1917

Post War

In 1920, Gerrie married Florence Jane Yendle in Fremantle. Florence died 16 Nov 1955 at Nedlands aged 70.

Electoral Roll entries - 1925 at 4 Clayton street, Guildford; 1931 - 1949 at 36 Clayton street, Guildford

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