Graham Grantham (Geegee) ANDERSON

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ANDERSON, Graham Grantham

Service Number: VX48780
Enlisted: 5 August 1940, Caulfield, Victoria
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 2nd/23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: St Kilda, Victoria, 13 May 1919
Home Town: Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Scotch College, Victoria
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, El Alamein, Egypt, 13 July 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery
Plot A1, Row A, Grave 11 Roll of Honour Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

5 Aug 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN VX48780, Caulfield, Victoria
13 Jul 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Captain, SN VX48780, 2nd/23rd Infantry Battalion, El Alamein

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Biography

2/23 Battalion

Rank - Captain - Service No VX48780

Also served in the Militia 1939-1940 (Scotch College Cadets)

Son of Dr. George Grantham ANDERSON, and Eileen Ellen SHIELDS, of Prahran, Victoria, Australia

He died on 13th July, 1942 in the First Battle of El Alamein in Grypt

PHOTO of his headstone

http://twgpp.org/information.php?id=2246352 (twgpp.org)

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2091996/ANDERSON,%20GRAHAM%20GRANTHAM (www.cwgc.org)

GROUP PHOTO - Graham is 4th from the left

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P10654.001 (www.awm.gov.au)

LINK to another group photo of him & story

http://9thdivvy.blogspot.com.au/2008_08_01_archive.html (9thdivvy.blogspot.com.au)

OBITUARY _The Argus Melbourne

ANDERSON. In proud and loving memory of my dear son, Gaptain G. G. (Geege) 2/23 Battalion, 9th Division, AIF.  died of wounds, El Alamein July 13, 1942  (Mother )

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