ANDERSON, John Elliott
(Service number 12719)

First Rank Gunner Last Rank


Date 27 January 1885 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Commercial traveller
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs W. K. ANDERSON (mother), Geraldine
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 13th Reinforcements New Zealand Artillery
Date 27 May 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth or Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Traveller; garage attendant


Date Age
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 342, Plot 9
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of William Kennedy & Elizabeth Elliot (nee PATERSON) ANDERSON. Brother James ANDERSON (6/401) also served in WWI. He died in May/June 1953 & is buried with his brother James at Geraldine.


Cenotaph Database [27 July 2013]; TDC burial record [28 August 2013]

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