Informationen zu Geburt

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Clerk

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
807B
Einberufung datum:
31/01/1916
Einberufung ort:
Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Infantry, 5th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)
 —  Australian Infantry, 37th Bn.

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
04/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Garter Point, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
21

Gedenkstätte

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 2

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort

Meine Geschichte

On the 4th of October, the Battle of Broodseinde was fought. The 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade carried out a mission, with the goal to capture the positions of the enemy as far as the Line Celtic (D.29.d.40.45.) to D.29.b.10.60.. The objectives were the red and blue line. The 8th Bn. A.I.F. had to get to the red line, the 6th and 7th Bn. A.I.F. had to reach the blue line. The 5th Bn. A.I.F. was in reserve. At midnight on the night of the 3rd/4th October, the locations of the various units were as followed: the Brigade headquarters were located at Westhoek Ridge (J1.d.75.10), the 5th Bn. A.I.F. was positioned at the Front Line, with headquarters at J.7.b.6.5., the 6th Bn. A.I.F. was located at Westhoek Ridge, with headquarters at J.7.b.6.8., the 7th Bn. A.I.F. found itself at Westhoek Ridge, with headquarters at J.7.b.5.5. and the 8th Bn. A.I.F. was positioned at Anzac Ridge with headquarters at J.9.a.6.5. The 8th Bn. A.I.F. reached the red line at 6.30 a.m. and advanced 100 yards beyond, to a position of better command and out of the enemy’s barrage, just behind and parallel to the Begelaere-Broodseinde Road, with points of the line touching the road. A hostile Battery was in position on this road just in front of the Line, but they were captured. The red line was consolidated by 7.30 a.m. The blue line was also captured and consolidated. Throughout the day and during the following night, the enemy’s shelling continued to be very severe over the whole captured area, on the old front line and in the valley rear thereof. Private William Anderson was killed while carrying ammunition during a counter attack around 3.30 p.m., when he was hit by a shell. He died at Garter Point (J.3 a.6.5.).

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"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-By-Day Account", C. McCarthy, London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 99.
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AIF Project
https://aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=5441
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1597407/ANDERSON,%20WILLIAM
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Service Records
http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/NameSearch/Interface/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=1987286&isAv=N
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The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
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War Diary, 2nd Australian Brigade, October 1917
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/RCDIG1007866/
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