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Ernest John Anderson

  • Service number
    WWI 1611 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Correct name CHASE, Alexander Public - Brian - Researcher - 10 July 2016 - AWM Roll of Honour : https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1673479/
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest John AWMM
  • Surname
    Anderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Correct name CHASE, Alexander Public - Brian - Researcher - 10 July 2016 - AWM Roll of Honour : https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1673479/
  • Service number
    WWI 1611 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    HastingsHawkes Bay Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 8 March 1916 AWMM Bingara, New South Wales AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss Edith Chase, Waymarama, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 March 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 1611 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      'For gallant conduct and devotion to duty during attack on enemy trenches near MORLANCOURT on the night of 5th/6th May, 1918. The left flank platoon suffered heavy casualties before reaching their objective, leaving Private ANDERSON and 5 others cut off. Seeing what had happened he took charge of the party and rushed through to the second objective where a large party of the enemy with a machine gun was encountered. Notwithstanding the small number of this party, and that the enemy was on both sides Private ANDERSON led it to the attack. Two of the five became casualties at this point, but Private ANDERSON persisted in his attack, took the machine gun, and after extricating himself and his men from the enemy position, he got back his captured gun and 20 prisoners.' - 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15- 04/02/1919 AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    8 August 1919 AWMMDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1919 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Vignacourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 15), France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    AIF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM

Contributors

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10 July 2016BrianMelbourne, AustraliaResearcher

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