ANDERSON, William Robert
(Service number N/N)

Aliases Bill
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Date 27 September 1887 Place of Birth Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 16 Butler Street, Dunedin
Occupation Motor mechanic
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. Three children
Next of Kin Mrs Ellen M. ANDERSON, 13 Plunket Street, St Kilda, Dunedin
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 13 February 1963 Age 75 years
Place of Death Christchurch
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New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Robert Anderson, known as Bill, was the oldest son of Robert August and Alice Edith (Edith, née Box) Anderson. He was educated at Pleasant Point School, he had some weeks off in 1898 for illness. He married Ellen MacKay Sutherland in 1912. Bill and Ellen had three children born before he enlisted – William Robert in 1913, Garfield Sutherland in 1915 and Jessie Noeleen in 1916. His brothers Henry Leslie Anderson and Ernest Edward Anderson both served in World War I, and his oldest brother William Robert Anderson enlisted.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [April 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [07 April 2020]

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