ANDERSON, Henry Leslie
(Service number 72010)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 15 February 1889 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o Mrs R. ANDERSON, Outram, Otago
Occupation Motor proprietor
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. Two children
Next of Kin Mrs E. M. ANDERSON (wife), care of Mrs Charter, Belfield Hill, Timaru. Later 160 Evans Street, Timaru
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 37th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 13 June 1918
Transport Manuka
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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


Date 31 December 1975 Age 86 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Henry Leslie Anderson was the second son of Robert August and Alice Edith (Edith, née Box) Anderson. He was educated at Pleasant Point School. He married Ethel Maude Charter on 15 May 1912 at Timaru. Henry and Ethel had two children – Leslie Dexter born on 6 April 1913 at Pleasant Point and Bernard born on 21 February 1917 at Dunedin. Trooper H. L. Anderson returned to New Zealand from Egypt per the troopship “Ellenga”, embarking at Suez on 23 July 1919 and arriving in late August. His brother Ernest Edward 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 record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [07 April 2020]; Sun, 16 August 1919 (Papers Past) [04 April 2020]

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