L/Cpl
Hector Harrison Anderson

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
26/11/1895
Lieu de naissance:
Ingham, Queensland, Australia

Informations générales

Profession:
Carpenter

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Lance Corporal
Numéro de service:
578
Incorporation date:
13/12/1915
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Unités:
 —  Australian Infantry, 41st Bn. ( The Byron Scottish )  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
05/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Daisy Wood, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
21

Mémorial

Distinctions et médailles 3

1914-15 Star
Médaille
British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Complément d'informations

On 4 October 1917 the 41st Bn. A.I.F. took part in the Battle of Broodseinde, a sub battle in the Battle of Passchendaele. The 3rd Australian Division was to attack along the Ypres-Zonnebeke Railway with the 10th Brigade to left and 11th Brigade to the right. The 41st Bn. A.I.F. was responsible for taking the forth an final objective. The going to the jump-off line was tough and costed several casualties. From Bremen Redoubt they moved across the Zonnebeke marsh and could finally reach their assembly positions (Hill 40 – Flox House/Dochy Farm). At 6 AM, zero hour, the attack and artillery barrage began. The first objective was taken by the 43th Bn. A.I.F., the second by the 42th Bn. A.I.F. The third objective was taken by the 44th Bn. A.I.F. By then the 41th Bn. suffered severe casualties. The 41th Bn. took the fourth and final objective (Daisy Wood – Dash Crossing) and started consolidating. Several counter attacks were repulsed by by Lewis Gun and rifle fire. Two large scale counter attacks were dispersed by artillery fire. 36 men were killed of which 4 officers, 206 were wounded of which 5 officers and 24 men were missing. The 41th Bn. held the line until the morning of the 6th October, when they were relieved. Lance corporal Hector Harrison Anderson died on the 5th of October, while consolidating and holding the line.

Fichiers 1

Sources 8

"The Forty-First. Being a Record of the 41st AIF during the Great War." Members of the Intelligence Staff, The Naval & Military Press Ltd, 2010, p. 61-64.
Sources utilisées
"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 99."
Sources utilisées
AIF-project
https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/search
Sources utilisées
Australian War Memorial
https://www.awm.gov.au/people/roll-search/all/?preferred_name=&service_number=&unit=&conflict=0&op=Search
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1597397/ANDERSON,%20HECTOR%20HARRISON
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National Archives of Australia
http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/BasicSearch.aspx
Sources utilisées
The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Sources utilisées
War diary 41st Bn. Australian Infantry
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/awm4/
Sources utilisées