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Ernest Norman Anderson (1896–1962)

Ernest Norman Anderson enlisted in the AIF on 2 November 1917. He gave his birth date as 8 September 1896 and his occupation as butcher and said that he had been serving in the South Melbourne Remount for 15 months. He was described as being 5 feet 7½ inches tall, weighed 138 pounds, had a chest measurement of 32-34 inches, and had a medium complexion, grey eyes and brown hair.

Anderson was assigned to the Ist Remount Unit and served in India. He returned to Australia in July 1919 and was discharged from the AIF in October 1919.

Anderson died on 12 May 1962 at Coburg, Melbourne. His occupation was given as butcher. His cause of death was given as myocardial anoxia (weeks); pulmonary emphysema (years); chronic bronchitis (years); chronic dyspepsia duodenal ulcer, partial gastrectomy (10 years ago). He was unmarried.

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Life Summary [details]


8 September, 1896
Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


12 May, 1962 (aged 65)
Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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