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 Charles Groves Wright Anderson

Charles Groves Wright Anderson

Birth
Cape Town, City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa
Death 11 Nov 1988 (aged 91)
Red Hill, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Burial Mitchell, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Memorial ID 7768120 · View Source
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World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. During World War I he served with South African forces and was awarded the Military Cross. He served as a Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 2/19th Australian Infantry Battalion, 8th Australian Division in World War II. Anderson was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry at Maur River in Malaya from January 18 to 22, 1942 and was a prisoner of war for three and a half years. He was Federal Member for Hume in the House of Representatives for three terms, 1949 to 1951, 1955 to 1961 having been defeated in 1951, re-elected in 1958 and defeated in 1961.

Bio by: Anthony Staunton


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  • Added: 16 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7768120
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Groves Wright Anderson (12 Feb 1897–11 Nov 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7768120, citing Norwood Park Crematorium, Mitchell, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .