A. T. Anderson

Military Person

1868 – 1949

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Who was A. T. Anderson?

Brigadier-General A. T. Anderson, CMG was an Australian brigadier-general who was in the Royal Artillery.

Anderson was the son of William Mather Anderson and Mary Anne Neilley. He was born on 28 August 1868 in Mauritius.

On 8 October 1908, Anderson married Ethel Campbell in Ahmednagar, India. During World War I, he served in the 7th Division and was commanded the 48th Division artillery from 1920 through 1924. He retired from the military in 1924 and settled in Sydney.

Anderson is said to have received the French Légion d'honneur medal in the park at Cambrai in 1916. However, the Musée de la Légion d'honneur says that Augustin Thomas Anderson, a colonel in the British Army, received the medal on 12 December 1918.

From 1927 through 1939 he was the private secretary to Sir Dudley de Chair, the Governor of New South Wales, Australia, Sir Philip Game, and Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven. In 1939 he became the Comptroller to the Governor General.

Anderson died on 22 February 1949 in Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia.

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Born
Aug 28, 1868
Mauritius
Died
1949
Turramurra

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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