23/12/1911- Enlisted at Naval Depot Williamstown, Vic as an Ordinary Telegraphist
18/07/1912- Aboard ” Encounter ” as Telegraphist
23/06/1912- Promoted to Telegraphist
10/11/1912- Aboard ” Canberra ” as Telegraphist and Rated as Leading Telegraphist
01/02/1913- Transferred to London, England Depot
22/06/1913- Aboard ” Australia ”
05/03/1914- Aboard ” Cerberus ”
04/08/1914- Aboard ” Penguin ”
31/08/1914- Appointed Leading Telegraphist
09/1914- Took part in operations in German New Guinea
01/07/1915- Aboard ” Psyche ”  as P.O Telegraphist
17/10/1917- Aboard ” Cerberus ” as P.O Telegraphist
16/06/1918- Awarded 1914, 1915, 1916, & 1917 Chevrons
27/03/1919- Discharged from Service
17/09/1919- Awarded Extra Pay  for War Service in Royal Australian Navy.

 

Leading Telegraphist ANDERSON, Raymond Charles is commemorated by inscription on the Busselton War Memorial WA ( Apparently has incorrect initials of R. G. ).

Raymond was one of a powerful commitment of 5 Brothers who enlisted for service in the First World War. His siblings are also honoured on this website:-

Alfred Ernest – 6222- 16th Battalion,

Dudley Maurice- 380- 11th Battalion, ( Died of Wounds received in action at Gallipoli- Died in Hospital after evacuation to Egypt ).

Talbot Reginald – 1868- Australian Flying Corps,

Victor Rudolph Busselton- 16401- 3rd Division Signals Company.