Lieutenant Colonel Charles Anderson
ID numberART31764
Collection typeArt
TitleLieutenant Colonel Charles Anderson
MeasurementOverall: 76.8 x 61 cm, frame size 98.4 x 83.2 cm
Object typePainting
MakerGodson, John Barclay
Place madeAustralia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made1956
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicts 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.