William Anderson Unknown date of birth - Died 21 June 1900 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number720 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankTrooper AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 3rd Contingent (Rough Riders) AWMM WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMM Lay a poppy Portrait - No known copyright restrictions AWMM View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesWilliam AWMM SurnameAnderson AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number720 AWMM Gender Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupation before enlistmentFarmer AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Feilding, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationAnnie Anderson, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number720 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsQueen's South Africa Medal (Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill clasps) AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentUnknown AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsPre WW1 Vessel was Knight Templar AWMMTrooper AWMM; 3rd New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 6 Company AWMM; 3rd Contingent AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of Disease, Cause of Death AWMMDied of disease AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankTrooper AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 3rd Contingent (Rough Riders) AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Trooper Anderson died of enteric fever at Pretoria. He was buried in Pretoria Cemetery where his grave was registered and marked with an iron cross and engraved brass plate by members of the 3rd Contingent.Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure. At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death Date of death21 June 1900 AWMM Cause of deathDied of Disease AWMM Place of deathPretoria, Republic of South Africa AWMM Death notesPretoria, Transvaal, South Africa AWMM Cemetery namePretoria Cemetery, Transvaal, South Africa AWMM Grave reference Memorial nameRanfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMMAuckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember William Anderson by laying a poppy. Wave Anderson Wilfred George Anderson William Anderson William Aitken Anderson William Albert Anderson Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of William Anderson Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksPapers Past. Digital New Zealand Newspapers.http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspastSources UsedPapers Past. Digital New Zealand Newspapers.http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspastSources UsedNew Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) Warhttp://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introductionFurther ReferenceThe Veterans' Home. Opening ceremony to-day. Auckland Star, Volume XXXIV, Issue 294, 10 December 1903, Page 5http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=AS19031210.2.26&srposFurther Reference DocumentsStowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMMAuckland Star AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.