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Eric Oscar Andersen

Portrait, WW2, Eric Oscar Andersen Reg no 23693, Sapper, Forestry Company (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Oscar AWMM
  • Surname
    Andersen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Eric Oscar Anderson AWMM
  • Service number
    23693 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 September 1918 AWMM Te KuitiWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 March 1940 AWMM Ongarue, Taumarunui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Rene Andersen (mother), Ongarue, Taumarunui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    23693 AWMM
  • Military service
    1st Waikato Territorials, 6 months AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1 March 1940 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Mill hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Heart failure AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 19 December 1944 AWMM Sapper AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Eric met his wife Joyce Margaret Jones at New Zealand House in London. Joyce was in the British army. They married 7 September 1943 at Tonbridge, Kent

    He left to return to New Zealand, via Egypt 9 June 1944 leaving his wife in England. She was pregnant and gave birth to a daughter 24 July 1944. Joyce came to New Zealand as a war bride, arriving 7 February 1945 before the war ended. Eric wrote a poem expressing his thoughts about the war in 1943.

    Eric and Joyce had 6 children settling for the rest of his life in Hamilton

    Name recorded in Nominal Roll as Anderson AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    19 October 1987 AWMM
    Age 69 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Hamilton Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Newstead, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM Plaque on the Soldiers Wall AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 2: WW2 8 AWMM
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