ANDERSON, John Allan
(Service number 6/402)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Elizabeth Street, Timaru|
|Occupation||Traveller (John Edmond and Co.)|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Samuel ANDERSON, Elizabeth Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
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|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton, Canterbury||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Invalided back to Egypt by accidental injury. 20 August 1915, wounded for second time., at Gallipoli. Wounded (for 3rd time) in the left arm and the left leg, and admitted to hospital on 20 September 1916.
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John Allan ANDERSON. From the Territorials, he enrolled and passed the examination on 12 August 1914, in a very lively and busy Drill Shed; he was not one of those rejected because they were over age or under age, insufficiently developed, had no experience, or were over weight (the regulation weight was 12 stone). John was one of the Zingari footballers given a send-off by their club-mates in the Grosvenor Hotel on 13 August 1914. After recovering in Egypt from an accidental injury, John was employed in the Records Office. He then applied to be transferred to one of the reinforcements passing through, and returned to Gallipoli on about 8 August 1915.
Cenotaph Database [11 April 2014]; Timaru Herals, 13 August 1914, 15 September 1915, 9 October 1916 (Papers Past) [11 April 2014; 10 August 2014; 01 September 2014]
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