Biography

Birth date: 19 November 1912
Birth place: Australia: Western Australia, Boulder
Death date: 30 March 1985
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: 58005 - Second World War, 1939-1945
WX1590 - Second World War, 1939-1945

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 24 Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

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TOROKINA, BOUGAINVILLE. 1945-10-06. LIEUTENANT COLONEL A.J. ANDERSON, COMMANDING OFFICER 24 INFANTRY BATTALION ADDRESSING TROOPS AT THE TOROKINA WAR CEMETERY DURING THE COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IN MEMORY OF MEN WHO DIED IN THE BOUGAINVILLE OPERATION.

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Timeline

Date of birth 1912-11-19 Boulder, WA.
Date of birth 1912-11-19
Date commissioned 1938-03-16 28th Battalion.
Other units 1940-05-01 Seconded lieutenant 2/16th Battalion.
Other 1940-06-27 - 1940-07-13 Course.
Date promoted 1940-09-26 Captain.
Other 1940-11-25 Arrived Middle East.
Other 1940-12-18 - 1941-01-09 Special Duty.
Other units 1941-03-05 - 1941-07-01 Seconded company commander 21st Infantry Training Battalion.
Date returned to Australia 1942-03-25
Other units 1942-05-20 Temporary major 39th Battalion.
Other 1942-06-21 Arrived New Guinea.
Date returned to Australia 1943-03-14 Returned to Cairns.
Other 1943-06-19 - 1943-07-31 Course Land Headquarters Tactical senior officer.
Other units 1943-07-03 2/3rd Battalion.
Date promoted 1944-08-10 Major.
Other units 1944-10-20 - 1946-01-14 Temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 24th Battalion (AIF).
Other 1945-01-02 Arrived Bougainville.
Date promoted 1945-07-05 Lieutenant colonel.
Date of honour or award 1945-10-03 Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.
Other units 1945-11-02 Attached Headquarters 15th Brigade.
Date returned to Australia 1945-12-16 Returned to Townsville.
Other units 1946-01-14 Commanding officer 1 Australian Reinforcements Training Battalion.
Other units 1946-02-28 Officer commanding Troops 2 Australian Ships Staff.
Other 1946-03-12 - 1946-05-14 Voyage to Japan.
Other 1946-09-26 Reserve of Officers.
Other units 1949-06-30 Citizens Military Force 16/28th Battalion.
Other 1949-06-30 - 1952-08-14 Seconded Interim Army.
Other 1949-07-01 Captain Australian Staff Corps.
Other units 1949-07-01 Attached G Brigade, Headquarters Western Command.
Other units 1949-11-23 Brigade major 13th Brigade.
Other 1951-01-24 - 1952-03-25 Seconded Service in India.
Other 1951-07-01 Major Australian Staff Corps.
Other 1952-03-26 General service officer grade 2 Headquarters Western Command.
Other 1952-05-15 Honourary lieutenant colonel Australian Staff Corps.
Other 1952-08-15 Australian Regular Army Long Service Comission.
Other 1953-03-23 - 1953-04-09 General service officer grade 1 Headquarters Western Command.
Other 1954-03-07 General service officer grade 2 Headquarters Northern Command.
Other 1955-03-04 General service officer grade 2 Headquarters Western Command.
Other 1959-11-20 Lieutenant colonel Retired List.
Date of death 1985-03-30