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  Spirits of Gallipoli - Neville ANDERSON ANDERSON, Neville Otho Cockburn

 

Spirits of Gallipoli - Neville ANDERSON

Spirits of Gallipoli - Neville ANDERSON
Unit 3rd Field Company, Australian Engineers Rank Sapper
Date of Enlistment 14 September 1914 Service no. 152
Date of Death 24 July 1915 Place of Death Anzac Beach, from a fractured skull, caused by shrapnel, received in action on 24 July
Age 23    
Cemetery Beach Details II. C. 3
Epitaph Lead kindly light. Lead thou me on
Next of Kin (Mother) ANDERSON J F C Address 4 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC
Parents John Fortesque and Florence Emily Anderson Address 4 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC
Date of Birth 13 June 1892 Place of birth VIC Melbourne
General He was detailed on 24 July 1915 with several other men for fatigue duty.  This consisted of conveying water from the beach.  He was left to guard water-cans until evening but whilst there was killed outright by a shell.  He was buried in a single grave with a cross just above Royal Engineers Store on the Anzac Beach.  Several other members of the same company were buried alongside.

Source: Army service papers (Series B2455), National Archives of Australia (source 8)

Other Sources

     
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo  
The Argus newspaper, 17 August 1915, page 5 (source 42)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Australasian newspaper, 28 August 1915, page iii (source 31)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   All-Australia Memorial: a historical record of national effort during the Great War: Australia's roll of honour: history, heroes and helpers, page 41 (source 81)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Argus Newspaper, 12 August 1915, page 1 (source 42)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Family Details   Family details Spirits of Gallipoli - Family Details   Spirits of Gallipoli
Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Headstone Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Gallipoli Photographic Expedition, 2009 (source 183)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   Notes Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   All-Australia Memorial: a historical record of national effort during the Great War: Australia's roll of honour: history, heroes and helpers, page 41 (source 81)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   1DRL/0038, Australian War Memorial collection (source 7)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Australian War Memorial, ACT, Panel 23 (source 14)

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