ANDERSON, Andrew Thomas
(Service number 38926)
|Aliases||Enlisted as Andrew ANDERSON|
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||19 July 1891||Place of Birth||Seadown|
|Date||16 October 1916||Age||25 years|
|Address at Enlistment||Seadown near Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Melana ANDERSON (mother); Seadown near Timaru, South Canterbury; 16 Dee Street, Timaru; C/o Mrs Spillane, 6 Rathmore Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||22nd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company|
|Date||16 February 1917|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||8 September 1964||Age||73 years|
|Place of Death||Temuka|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Temuka Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 263, Plot 93|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Andrew Thomas Anderson was born on 19 July 1891 at Seadown, the son of Francis Anderson, from Australia, and his French-born wife, Melina Ida Ellery Agnes Forence née Hunt. He was educated at Seadown School. His father died in 1915 at Seadown. Enlisting as Andrew Anderson, he was a labourer at Seadown and named his mother as next-of-kin.
Private Andrew Anderson embarked per the “Navua” on 16 February 1917 with the Canterbury Infantry Regiment of the 22nd Reinforcements. His name appeared in Casualty List No. 642 – a very long one published on 9 August 1917. He had been wounded in action on the Western Front. A. Anderson, 38326, was one of 1128 soldiers ho returned to New Zealand aboard the “Maunganui”, leaving on 17 May 1919 and arriving at Wellington on 24 June 1919.
Andrew married Nancy Kilpatrick Wallace in 1933. He died on 8 September 1964 at Temuka, aged 73, and was buried at Temuka.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [[07 May 2021]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [07 May 2021]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [07 May 2021]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [07 May 2021]; Sun, 10 August 1917, Timaru Herald, 11 August 1917, NZ Times, 14 June 1919 (Papers Past) [07 May 2021]
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