Alfred Frank Anderson was born at St Arnaud, VIC, on the 8th of January 1874, to Andrew Anderson and Ada Georgina Watson.
He was working as a Farmer at Parwan, VIC, when he enlisted in the AIF at Ballarat in December 1917, aged 44. Assigned to the 2nd General Service Reinforcements (Victoria), he embarked at Sydney aboard the HMAT Euripides, on the 1st of May 1918. Arriving at New York, he transhipped aboard the HMS Teutonic in July; disembarking in Liverpool on the 2nd of July 1918 where he was allotted to the 22nd Battalion.
He was appointed acting Lance Corporal for two months, before reverting to the ranks and being sent to France at the end of August. In January of 1919 he was admitted to Hospital in France with influenza then transferred to Fulham Military Hospital(2), England, in February. He embarked for Australia in May 1919 and was discharged on the 29th of September 1919.
Alfred Frank Anderson died on the 4th of May 1948, aged 74.
He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh and also on the Roll of Honour of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Bacchus Marsh, held by the Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church.
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