ANDERSON, John Allan
(Service number 6/402)

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Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Elizabeth Street, Timaru
Occupation Traveller (John Edmond and Co.)
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Samuel ANDERSON, Elizabeth Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Lyttelton, Canterbury Destination Suez, Egypt
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

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.

Post-war Occupations


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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