ANDERSON, Cecil Bertram
(Service number 11/1885)

Aliases Known as Bertram or Bertie
First Rank Trooper Last Rank Sergeant


Date 22 September 1883 Place of Birth Burkes Pass

Enlistment Information

Date 13 August 1915 Age 31 years
Address at Enlistment Roto, Taumarunui
Occupation Bushman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John ANDERSON (father), Albury, Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Date 13 November 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Wellington Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

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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 29 April 1954 Age 70 years
Place of Death Weber
Memorial or Cemetery Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke
Memorial Reference Block RSA, Plot 71
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Cecil Bertram Anderson, known as Bertram or Bertie, was born on 22 September 1883 at Burkes Pass, the third son of John and Annie (née Middleton) Anderson. He attended Washdyke School very briefly before going to Albury School and from there to Fairlie Creek.

The name of Cecil B. Anderson – wounded - appeared in Casualty List No. 725, published in the Timaru Herald of 27 November 1917. In 1919 Bertram married Katie Agnes Keefe (Keeffe), a Burkes Pass girl and sister of Edgar Joseph Keeffe who was killed in action in 1915 at Gallipoli, and of Alexander Bruce Smith Keeffe who also served in World War One. Two brothers of Bertie also served in World War One – the oldest, James Herbert Charles Anderson (45805), and the youngest, Edwin John Anderson (8/1923).


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 October 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 October 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [23 October 2020]; Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke, headstone image & burial record (Tararua District Council) [23 October 2020]; Timaru Herald, 27 November 1917 (Papers Past) [05 May 2016]

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