Samuel Leslie Anderson – 10th child of John Anderson and Elizabeth Evison

Samuel Leslie (Pat) ANDERSON            Vera Kathleen TORRENS

b. 11th February 1894

at Bellingen, NSW

d. 21st January 1960                                             d. 12th May 1990

Cremated at Woronora, NSW                           Cremated at Goonellabah, NSW


Samuel (known as Pat) and Vera were married in 1920.  Pat is mentioned in Australia’s Fighting Son’s of the Empire (page 105) which reads as follows: Corporal Samuel Leslie Anderson Army No. 2107.

Son of John and Elizabeth Anderson, of Mullumbimby, was born at Bellingen (NSW) and received his education at Tregeagle. He is 24 years of age, and enlisted in June 1915 at Lismore, going to camp at Enoggera (QLD). He sailed for Egypt on 20th September 1915 and after five months there was sent to France, where he took part in nearly all of the big engagements, including Pozieres, Bullecourt, Agincourt and Messines.

Army No: 2107 T./Cpl, Pat Anderson won the M M on the 2nd September 1918 at Mt St Quentin, north east of Peronne, France. Pat’s ashes were scattered at Woronora, NSW. There is a plaque in his name on the Honour Roll at Beverly Hills Memorial Bowls Club, Sydney, NSW. Pat and Vera had a family of five children: Jean Marie ANDERSON                               b. 30th August 1921 Joan Doreen ANDERSON                           b. 15th October 1922 Robert ANDERSON                                        b. 17th September 1924 Roy ANDERSON                                              b. 29th November 1926 Lola Yvonne ANDERSON                            b. 18th October 1928