Name: Anderson D.
Service No: VX5347
Unit: 6 DIV CAV
SERVICE RECORD COPIED FROM WWii NOMINAL ROLL
|Name||ANDERSON, DAVID |
|Service||Australian Army |
|Service Number||VX5347 |
|Date of Birth||3 Oct 1919|
|Place of Birth||KYNETON, VIC |
|Date of Enlistment||6 Nov 1939 |
|Locality on Enlistment||BAYNTON |
|Place of Enlistment||SHOW GROUNDS CAMP, VIC |
|Next of Kin||ANDERSON, GERALD |
|Date of Discharge||1 Dec 1943|
|Posting at Discharge||2/6 Cavalry Regiment |
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)