(Service number 43936)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||3 September 1894||Place of Birth||Lyalldale, St Andrews .|
|Date||31 October 1916||Age||21 years|
|Address at Enlistment||Lyalldale, St Andrews|
|Previous Military Experience||2nd (South Canterbury) Regiment|
|Next of Kin||William ANDERSON (father), Saint Andrews, South Canterbury|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 4 inches. Weight 128 lbs. Chest 33-37 inches. Complexion dark. Eyes grey. Hair dark brown. Eyes both 6/6. Hearing good. Colour vision correct. Limbs and chest well formed. Full movement of joints. Heart and lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects. No fits.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||23rd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company|
|Date||2 April 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Plymouth, England (10 Jun 1917)|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
13 September 1917 he was admitted to hospital - sick.
|Date||12 October 1917||Age||22|
|Place of Death||Ypres, Belgium|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|Memorial Reference||NZ Apse, Panel 2|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Basilica of the Sacred Heart; Esk Valley War Memorial; St Andrews War Memorial; Southburn School War Memorial; Lyalldale War Memorial; Southburn School|
Second son of William & Catherine (nee RYAN) ANDERSON, of Lyalldale, St Andrews. Worked for father. After he was admitted to hospital, sick, in September 1917, he was discharged and rejoined his unit. A month later he was reported missing. He had been killed in action on 12 October 1917, but it was not reported till April 1918, following a Court of Enquiry, previously reported missing. Ex-pupil of Esk Valley School. His medals, plaque and scroll were all sent to his father and legatee, William ANDERSON.
Cenotaph Database [21 July 2013]; N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5520 0008362) [26 July 2013]; CWGC [15 August 2013]; Family (nephew). Timaru Herald, 30 April 1918, 12 October 1918, 31 August 1920 (Papers Past) [19 September 2013, 16 November 2013].
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