Sunday, 17 November 2013

Arthur Andreas Anderson - part 2

In the previous post the Digger Database for Whitehorse and Manningham and the National Archives of Australia site - Discovering Anzacs - were used to trace Arthur Anderson's short time in the A. I F. until his death on 7 August 1915.

A search in the newspaper section of Trove provided two notices in The Argus about Arthur's death.

ANDERSON. - Killed in action at the Dardanelles, August 7, Private Arthur A. Anderson, 8th L.H., 4th Reinforcements, third son of Martin and   Elizabeth Anderson, of Vermont, and brother of Fred., Netta, Ruby, Dave, Bertha, Luke, Roy, aged 20 years.
The Argus Tuesday 21 August 1915 page 1

PRIVATE ARTHUR A. ANDERSON (killed in action) was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Anderson, of Vermont, and prior to enlisting was employed at Mr. D. Harvey's, implement makers, Box Hill. He was educated at Vermont State school.
The Argus Friday 17 September 1915 page 6

Discovering Anzacs includes a copy of the above letter sent to Martin Anderson on 2 April 1917 confirming the details of his death and burial.

From 28 January 1918 Elizabeth Thornton Anderson, Arthur's mother, started receiving a war pension.

On 7 July 1922  Martin Anderson signed a receipt for a Memorial Scroll received by the family.

Two copies of the pamphlet, The Graves of the Fallen were sent to the family 0n 9 August 1922.

On 7 August 1922 Marin Anderson signed a receipt for a Memorial Plaque.

The family received a Star Medal in October 1920.
On 15 November 1921 a British War Medal was received.
A Victory Medal arrived 1 November 1922.

No comments:

Post a Comment