ANDERSON, Ernest Edward
(Service number 27193)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 16 March 1895 Place of Birth Pleasant Point

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o W. J. Wills, Waimate
Occupation Coach builder
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Edith ANDERSON (mother), P.O., Outram
Religion Presbyterian
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, J Company
Date 25 September 1916
Transport Devom
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With 1 Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment

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

Coach builder


Date 15 January 1977 Age 81 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Ernest Edward Anderson was the third son of Robert August and Alice Edith (Edith, née Box) Anderson. He was educated at Pleasant Point School. He married Mary Ellen Cordner in 1922. His brother Henry Leslie Anderson also served in World War I, and his oldest brother William Robert Anderson enlisted.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 April 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [April 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [07 April 2020]

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