Lieutenant Colonel Charles Anderson

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Accession Number ART31764
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 76.8 x 61 cm, frame size 98.4 x 83.2 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Godson, John Barclay
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1956
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Depicts a portrait of NX12595 Lieutenant Colonel Charles Groves Wright Anderson, VC, MC. Served during the 1914-18 War with British forces in East Africa against German led Askari, and was awarded the MC. Commanding 2/19th Battalion, 2 AIF. He commanded the unit throughout the campaign in Malaya, and his outstanding work over four critical day in 1942 in the Muar River area resulted in the award of the Victoria Cross. With the surrender of the Allied force in Malaya 1942 Colonel Anderson became a prisoner of war and remained in captivity until the collapse of Japan.