ANDERSON, Cecil Bertram
(Service number 11/1885)
|Aliases||Known as Bertram or Bertie|
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Sergeant|
|Date||22 September 1883||Place of Birth||Burkes Pass|
|Date||13 August 1915||Age||31 years|
|Address at Enlistment||Roto, Taumarunui|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||John ANDERSON (father), Albury, Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship|
|Date||13 November 1915|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Wellington Mounted Rifles|
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||29 April 1954||Age||70 years|
|Place of Death||Weber|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke|
|Memorial Reference||Block RSA, Plot 71|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Cecil Bertram Anderson, known as Bertram or Bertie, was born on 22 September 1883 at Burkes Pass, the third son of John and Annie (née Middleton) Anderson. He attended Washdyke School very briefly before going to Albury School and from there to Fairlie Creek.
The name of Cecil B. Anderson – wounded - appeared in Casualty List No. 725, published in the Timaru Herald of 27 November 1917. In 1919 Bertram married Katie Agnes Keefe (Keeffe), a Burkes Pass girl and sister of Edgar Joseph Keeffe who was killed in action in 1915 at Gallipoli, and of Alexander Bruce Smith Keeffe who also served in World War One. Two brothers of Bertie also served in World War One – the oldest, James Herbert Charles Anderson (45805), and the youngest, Edwin John Anderson (8/1923).
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 October 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 October 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [23 October 2020]; Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke, headstone image & burial record (Tararua District Council) [23 October 2020]; Timaru Herald, 27 November 1917 (Papers Past) [05 May 2016]
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