A. T. Anderson
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|A. T. Anderson|
|Birth name||Austin Thomas Anderson|
|Born||28 August 1868
|Died||22 February 1949
Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Other work||Private Secretary to the Governors of New South Wales|
Anderson was the son of William Mather Anderson (Chief Inspector of the Oriental Bank in London and Acting Governor of Mauritius at one time) and Mary Anne Neilley (born and married in Australia and died in England). He was born on 28 August 1868 in Mauritius.
On 8 October 1908, Anderson married Ethel Campbell in Ahmednagar, India. During World War I, he served in the 7th (Meerut) Division and was commanded the 48th (South Midland) Division artillery from 1920 through 1924. He retired from the military in 1924 and settled in Sydney.
Anderson is said to have received the French Légion d'honneur medal in the park at Cambrai in 1916. However, the Musée de la Légion d'honneur says that Augustin Thomas Anderson, a colonel in the British Army, received the medal on 12 December 1918.
From 1927 through 1939 he was the private secretary to Sir Dudley de Chair, the Governor of New South Wales, Australia, Sir Philip Game, and Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven. In 1939 he became the Comptroller to the Governor General.
- Rutledge, Martha. "Austin Thomas Anderson". Australian Dictionary of Biography.
- "Turramurra Memorial Park And Karuah Park- Historical background" (PDF).
Sunday 1 April 1928 by His Excellency, the Governor, Sir Dudley de Chair who was accompanied by his private secretary Brigadier General A. T. Anderson C. M. G., who was himself a resident of Turramurra.