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Finding grandfather
« on: Sunday 25 March 18 10:49 BST (UK) »
I'm looking for information on a English soldier that came to Australia,sydney ) back in 1937 him and my grandmother had a romance and my mother was a product of it .
She never met him as she was adopted to her grandmother
His name was Robert Anderson
From England ?
 A dare say he was in his 20s or early 30s
Any thing would be great
Linda
Names I'm researching
Ashbrooke ,salford† Cheshire
bebbington, England
whittingham ,newcastle England
Rutter, Cheshire
Cobby, Australia
sweet, Australia
sorensen, Denmark
houslar ,Australia ,perthshire Scotland
Anderson ,perthshire Scotland

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Re: Finding grandfather
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 25 March 18 13:27 BST (UK) »
Very little to go on but a possible?

From Australia, World War II Military Service Records, 1939-1945

Robert Alexander Anderson
Birth :   27 May 1905
Birth Place:   London England
Year Range:   1939 - 1948
Enlistment Place:   Lambton New South Wales
Service Number:   N413011
Next of Kin:   Winifred Anderson
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Re: Finding grandfather
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 25 March 18 14:52 BST (UK) »

St Pauls Deptford, Lewisham
born28May1905  bapt21Jun1905
Robert Alexander to Alexander (a Carpenter) & Wilhemina Anderson 15 Warwick St

born26Jan1904   bapt21Feb1904
Ada Wilhelmina to Alexander (a Joiner) & Wilhemina Anderson 15 Warwick St

Both mmn Donaldson, both on Freebmd

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Re: Finding grandfather
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 25 March 18 15:24 BST (UK) »
This could be him going to Australia as a soldier, although looking at the original there is a red line through his name. He would be very young if he was born 1905 though. It does say Tentative Nominal Roll H.M.H.T Hororata.

His Service number? looks like A.A.M.C 21246

Robert Alexander Anderson
Title   PTO
Departure    23. 4.1920
Departure port   Liverpool
Destination port   Australia
Destination country   Australia
Ship name   Hororata
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Re: Finding grandfather
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 25 March 18 15:34 BST (UK) »

25/9/1913 to Aus "Irishman" WhiteStarLine

Wilhelmina 37
Ada 9
Robert 8
Alice 5
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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 25 March 18 15:37 BST (UK) »
Possible deaths for Alexander in 1909/10/12 "London"

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"The wise man knows how little he knows, the foolish man does not". My Grandfather & Father.

"You canít give kindness away.  It keeps coming back". Mark Twain (?).