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VC1198    Charles Groves Wright Anderson

Name   Charles Groves Wright Anderson   No.      

VC Issue No.   1198   Awards   VC   MC

Regiment   Australian Military Forces, commanding 2/19th (New South Wales) Battalion



Rank VC Won    Lieutenant-Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Cape Town, South Africa

Place Of Death   Redhill, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Norwood Crematorium, Mitchell, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Cremated   Norwood Crematorium, Mitchell, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Ashes     Plot/Grave no.   Wall 61, Panel A

Gazetted    13 February 1942

VC Presented   8 January 1947, Governor-General of Australia, Duke of Gloucester, Sydney, Australia


P  Stone memorial , Norwood Crematorium, Mitchell, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Memorial Plaque, Norwood Crematorium, Mitchell, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Memorial Plaque at Rookwood Crematorium, Garden of Remembrance, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Memorial Plaque, St Pauls Church, Manuka, ACT, Australia

P  VC Heroes Walk, Anzac Memorial Park, The Strand, Townsville, Q, Australia

P  Display at Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

P  Anderson Park, Lovell Street, Young, NSW, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Peards Complex, East Albury, NSW, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Memorial Wall, Ingleburn RSL, NSW, Australia

By The Way…

VC Held By

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, England



VC 1197 VC 1199
VC 1197
VC 1199

BORN    12 February 1897

DIED   11 November 1988   AGE   91

VC Won   18-22 January 1942    AGE    44

Place VC Won   Battle of Muar River, Malaya (now Malaysia)

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War