(Service number 6/401)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Geraldine|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||William R. ANDERSON (father), Geraldine|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton, Canterbury||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
16 September 1916 wounded slightly. Previously a slight break-down.
|Date||19 June 1950||Age||74 yrs|
|Place of Death||Geraldine (at his sister's residence, McDonald Street)|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 20 June 1950|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Geraldine Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 342, Plot 9|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of William Kennedy & Elizabeth Elliot (nee PATERSON) ANDERSON. Married Violet McCALLUM, in 1920 at Palmerston North. Present at first landing at Gallipoli & served in all the fighting at the Dardanelles without receiving a scratch.Mother incorrectly informed in January 1916 that he had been killed. To return to NZ in October 1918. Brother John Elliott ANDERSON also served in WWI. James died at his sister's residence in Geraldine, his wife Violet having predecesaed him. Members of the Geraldine RSA paid their respects at his funeral.
Cenotaph Database [21 July 2013]; TDC headstone image [28 August 2013]; Timaru Herald, 17 November 1915, 30 November 1916, 21 January 1916, 11 October 1918 (Papers Past) [18 September 2013, 7 November 2013]; Timaru Herald, 20 & 21 June 1950 (Timaru District Library) [11 April 2014]
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