Frederick Anderson.

Frederick Anderson was born on 15th July 1893 in Buangor, which is between Ballarat and Stawell.

He enlisted for military service with the 14th battalion on 14th September 1914 and remained until 10th May 1919. He was one of the first to join up and his service number was 545.

His occupation before enlistment was as a foreman in State Forests Department.

He landed at Gallipoli where he was wounded. He was gassed and wounded again by shrapnel in France. He was awarded the Military Medal in 1916 for entering German trenches and going back repeatedly under machine gun fire to rescue the wounded. He rose the rank of Captain in 1918.

He married Margaret Hayton in England in 1918.

After the war, Fred and Margaret ran the Glenthompson Post Office in western Victoria for 32 years.

Fred then reenlisted in the second world war in 1940 as a Captain (V1298) in the 15th Battalion of the Volunteer Defence Corps.

He returned to Glenthompson and Fred died on 7 May 1965.

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