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Name: Anderson D.
Service No: VX5347
Rank: Tpr.
Unit: 6 DIV CAV

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VALE: 05/06/1998
SERVICE RECORD COPIED FROM WWii NOMINAL ROLL

NameANDERSON, DAVID 
ServiceAustralian Army 
Service NumberVX5347 
Date of Birth3 Oct 1919
Place of BirthKYNETON, VIC 
Date of Enlistment6 Nov 1939 
Locality on EnlistmentBAYNTON 
Place of EnlistmentSHOW GROUNDS CAMP, VIC 
Next of KinANDERSON, GERALD 
Date of Discharge1 Dec 1943
RankPrivate 
Posting at Discharge2/6 Cavalry Regiment 

6 Div CavThirty Niner

OBITUARY

DAVID ANDERSON - VX5347

David died on 9 June 1998.  He was a particularly private person and as a result very little is known about him, as soldier or civilian.  Many of the living members of B Squadron remember David but could not assist with information to enable the writer to present an eulogy worthy of the man.
We do know that David was a 1939 enlistment and to the best of our belief he left the Regiment when serving in the Northern Territory to join the RAAF where he continued his war service as a Navigator.
David was brought up on a farm and it was a natural move for him to apply for a Returned Servicemen's Settlement Block that became available near Penhurst in the Victorian Western Districts.
Many efforts were made to encourage him to join our Association and attend normal functions, but David preferred not to do so.
Several months ago it became known that he had gone to live with a daughter near Eugowra, NSW and not long after that we learned that he was in the Eugowra Hospital.  David died soon after.
The Victorian Association inserted a memorial notice in the Herald-Sun Newspaper as a mark of respect for a comrade.
(From Cavalry News 62, 1998)
 
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