ANDERSON, James Dryburgh
(Service number 53566)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||21 August 1886||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||Canterbury Meat Freezing Company, Belfast|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||John ANDERSON (father), Scandia Street, Palmerston North|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||29th Reinforcements, Specialists Company, Machine-Gun Section|
|Date||13 August 1917|
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Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||14 October 1970||Age||84 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cremated Waikumete, Auckland; ashes scattered in soldiers Area of Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Soldiers Area|
|New Zealand Memorials|
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.
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