154 Albert Rudolph Anderson
154 Albert Rudolph Anderson was born in Leichhardt, New South Wales in 1890 to parents William Thomas and Elizabeth A Anderson. Initial research shows he had a sister, Phyllis and a brother George W.
He was an electrician and had been employed with NSW railways for six years when he enlisted in 1914
During the Gallipoli campaign he was quickly promoted and served the entire time up to the evacuation. He was also a close friend to Len Gatty and William Cridland and witness to Len’s unfortunate death.
Albert was later transferred to the 14th FCE. and suffered from trench fever at the front in 1918. After the war he re-attested as a Private, his new service no. 86054 and was on special service on board the HMT Ypiranga. After a short service he returned to Australia and was discharged on 21st Feb 1920.
Albert was also another original and Gallipoli veteran who had written a very straight forward request for his Gallipoli medal. This was not uncommon, as it appears many were clearly not impressed with having to ask for the medal.
Albert married Annie Isabel Bouffler in 1921.
Records show Albert was living in Darlinghust in 1936 and later in 1967 at Terrigal. Albert died in 1975. Annie died in 1974
Albert’s story is far from complete and is still being researched. Any additional information will be greatly appreciated.
AWM, NLA, NAA