ANDERSON, Alexis Harry Victor
(Service number 62900)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||2 September 1888||Place of Birth||Ashburton|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs H. Anderson (wife), 37 Rata Row, Lower Riccarton, Christchurch|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||NZEF|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||32nd Reinforcements Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company|
|Date||21 November 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Liverpool, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Entrenching Battalion|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||31 October 1918||Age||30|
|Place of Death||France|
|Cause||Died of disease|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Liege (Robermont) Cemetery, Liege, Belgium|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial; Ashburton War Memorial; Geraldine Hockey Club Memorial Pavilion plaque|
Alexis Anderson was the son of Robert and L.S. Anderson, Greenstreet, Ashburton. Anderson was listed in New Zealand electoral rolls as a shepherd in Carew,,Ealing in 1911, then in Greenstreet (Selwyn) in 1914.
Anderson married Helen Ritchie in 1915. Miriam Hughes and Sally Cron (both nee Anderson) commented that Alexis' first born Thomas (b.1916) became a founder of sport medicine, the first gastroenterologist in NZ, and was the Olympic team doctor at Munich in 1972. Another son of Alexis, Victor, died of tetanus in 1933. In all four grandchildren,16 great grandchildren and, to date,  23 great great grandchildren resulted from Alexis and Helen Anderson's union.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (August 2013); SCroll web submission from M Hughes, 18 Apriil 2015; SCRoll web submission from S Cron, 5 July 2015
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Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald
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