ANNING, Clifford Roy
(Service number 16365)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 29 August 1892 Place of Birth Akaroa

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waihao Downs, Canterbury
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs ANNING (mother), Waihao Downs, Canterbury; later of Harris Street, Waimate
Religion Church of England
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 17th Reinforcements, New Zealand Mounted Rifles
Date 5 October 1916
Transport Manuka; transferred to Morea at Sydney for Suez
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With canterbury Mounted Rifles

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

farmer; wool scourer


Date 10 June 1941 Age 48 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 4C RSA, Plot 24
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Clifford Roy Anning was the son of Frederick Thomas and Isabella (née Sunckell) Anning. He received his early schooling at Akaroa, transferring to Redcliffs School in the Waimate district in 1899. His father died in 1905 and is buried in the Waimate Cemetery, joined by his mother in 1923. Clifford left Timaru with South Canterbury's quota of the 16th Reinforcements on 3 May 1916


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 May 2019]; Bromley Cemetery headstone transcription; Timaru Herald, 2 May 1916 (Papers Past) [02 August 2016]

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