ANDERSON, Francis William
(Service number 84681?)
|First Rank||Cadet||Last Rank||Second Lieutenant|
|Date||14 November 1888||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||110 Kilbirnie Crescent, Wellington|
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|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
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|Date||2 October 1918|
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|Last Unit Served With||Royal Flying Corps|
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Francis William Anderson was the second son of John and Adelaide Mary Nellie (née Dryburgh) Anderson. His early schooling was at Waimataitai School, Timaru, before he sent to Dunedin in 1895. The family later moved to the Palmerston North area. He received his flying training at Canterbury Flying School, Christchurch, and was certified on a Caudron Biplane on 10 August 1918. He was posted to the Royal Flying Corps and commissioned a Second Lieutenant on 12 February 1919. His brothers, James Dryburgh Anderson and John Anderson, served with the New Zealand troops in World War I.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 June 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 June 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [14 June 2019]
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