ANDERSON, William Henry Drummond
(Service number 17168)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Sergeant


Date 27 March 1889 Place of Birth Invercargill

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 73 Gala Street, Invercargill
Occupation Merchant
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single at enlistment; married before embarkation
Next of Kin Miss Maud DICKSON (friend), Elizabeth Street, Timaru, South Island; Mrs Isabella Maud ANDERSON (wife), Elizabeth Street, Timaru
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 Army Pay Department
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Pay Corps

Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 31 July 1964 Age 75 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill
Memorial Reference Soldiers Avenue, Block 2, Plot 343
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Henry Drummond Anderson was the youngest son of David and Agnes (née Cummings) Anderson. He was educated at Invercargill Middle School. William married Isabella Maud Dickson 9Maud) on 38 July 1916 at Timaru. They had one son before Maud died in 1918 while William was abroad. Embarking at Tilbury on 12 March 1919 for the return home, he reached Lyttelton, New Zealand by the “Corinthic” in April 1919, one of 1142 soldiers aboard. William married secondly, Addie Annie Hayward in 1924.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 November 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 November 2019]; Eastern Cemetery headstone image & burial record (Invercargill City Council) [15 November 2019]; Timaru Herald, 12 April 1919 (Papers Past) [26 November 2013]

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