The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Anderson, Colonel William Acland Douglas

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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography by Philip Mennell
Anderson, Colonel William Acland Douglas
Anderson was actually member for "Evelyn and Mornington" in the Victorian Legislative Assembly

Anderson, Colonel William Acland Douglas, C.M.G., son of Lieut.-Colonel Joseph Anderson (q.v.), was born in 1829, was an ensign in his father's regiment, the 50th, but sold his commission after a few years' service, and was appointed a Commissioner of Goldfields in Victoria. He was at one time member for Evelyn in the old Legislative Council, and succeeded Major-General Dean Pitt in the chief command of the Victorian Volunteer force in 1862. He was created C.M.G. in 1878, and died on Jan. 23rd, 1882.