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Tuesday, 7 August 2007
8th LHR, Roll of Honour, William Stowwell Anderson
Topic: AIF - 3B - 8 LHR

8th LHR, AIF

8th Australian Light Horse Regiment

Roll of Honour

William Stowwell Anderson

  

William Stowwell Anderson's name on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial

 

William Stowwell Anderson

Service number: 608

Rank: Trooper [Tpr]

Unit: 8th Light Horse

Service: Army

Conflict: 1914-1918

Date of death: 7 August 1915

Cause of death: Killed in action

Cemetery or memorial details: Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey

War Grave Register notes: ANDERSON, Tpr. William Stowwell, 608. 8th Light Horse. Killed in action 7th Aug., 1915. Age 25. Son of William and Elizabeth Anderson, of High Camp, Victoria, Australia. 6.

Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.

 

A brief military biography of William Stowwell Anderson from The AIF Project:

Regimental number608
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressGlenaroua, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, William Anderson, Glenaroua, Victoria
Enlistment date3 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records25
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 6), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
6
Miscellaneous information from
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Commemorated in Kyambram Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: William (d. 24 July 1951, aged 58; bu. Kyabram) and Elizabeth (d. 6 April 1924, aged 58; bu. Kyabram) ANDERSON, High Camp, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

 

Lest we forget

 

Further Reading:

8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF

8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour

The Nek, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915

Gallipoli Campaign

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 8th LHR, Roll of Honour, William Stowwell Anderson

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Monday, 12 October 2009 9:47 AM EADT

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