(Service number 6/3983)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||29 August 1883||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||16 November 1915||Age||32 yrs|
|Address at Enlistment||142 North St, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Henrietta ANDERSON (mother), 142 North Street, Timaru|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 71/4 inches. Weight 144 lbs. Chest 32 -36 inches. Complexion dark. Eyes grey. Hair black. Eyes both 6/6. Hearing, colour vision, heart & lungs normal; limbs & chest well formed; movement of joints good; teeth good. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Good bodily & mental health. Vaccinated. Appendicitis operation broad scar. Overall very good.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||10th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company|
|Date||4 March 1916|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Wounded in foot, Jul 1916, at Armentieres. November 1916 admitted to the Walton-on-Thames Hospital, suffering from a wound in the foot sustained when he was fighting in France in July. After operation was able to do light duties. He was operated on for this foot wound by Dr Unwin who had operated on him for appendicitis before he enlisted in Timaru. April 1917 seriously ill, admitted to hospital in England.
|Date||27 April 1917||Age||33 yrs|
|Place of Death||Walton-on-Thames Hospital, London, United Kingdom|
|Cause||Disease; sickness - pneumonia|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 30 April 1917|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom. Memorial Stone Timaru Cemetery (parents' plot) [image]|
|Memorial Reference||VIII. E. 1. Timaru Cemetery - General Section, Row 5, Plot 61.|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Chalmers Church, Timaru; Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Timaru; memorial on headstone (of parents & brother) in Timaru Cemetery|
Youngest son of Thomas & Henrietta ANDERSON, of North Street, Timaru. Attended Timaru Main School, where he won a prize for Arrendance in 1890. At the 1918 annual meeting of householders at the Timaru Main School, sympathy was expressed to his parents and relatives. Enlisted in Timaru. Operated on by same doctor in Timaru (appendicitis) & in Walton-on-Thames, England (for foot wound). James died of sickness while en route to New Zealand. In his Will he left all his estate and property for his brother Thomas to sell and put the money in trust for his mother and later for his brothers Thomas and George.
Cenotaph Database [21 July 2013]; N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5520 0008324) [28 July 2013]; CWGC [29 July 2013]; TDC Headstone image Timaru Cemetery [03 August 2013]; Timaru Herald, 10 August 1916, 27 November 1916, 30 April 1917, 1 May 1917 & 23 April 1918 (Papers Past) [18 September 2013, 16 November 2013, 07 March 2014]; Will (Archives NZ - Supreme Court of Timaru) [05 September 2013]; SC Branch NZSG School Records [August 2013]; NZ BDM Indexes (DIA) [August 2013]
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