ANDERSON, Edwin John
(Service number 8/1923)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||11 June 1887||Place of Birth||Albury|
|Address at Enlistment||Roto, Taumarunui|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||J. ANDERSON (father), Albury, South Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||5th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Otago Infantry Battalion|
|Date||13 June 1915|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Otago Regiment|
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||24 June 1961||Age||74 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Taumarunui New Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Block RSA, Plot 34|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Edwin John Anderson was born on 11 June 1887 at Albury, the youngest son of John and Annie (née Middleton) Anderson. He was educated at Albury School.
Edwin married Ellen Mary Margaret Hamilton (known as Helen) in 1919 at Chalmers Church, Timaru. Two brothers of Edwin also served in World War One – the oldest, James Herbert Charles Anderson (45805), and the third, Cecil Bertram Anderson (8/1923).
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 October 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 October 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [23 October 2020]; Taumarunui New Cemetery burial record (Ruapehu District Council) [23 October 2020]
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