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George Frederick Vernon Anson

George Frederick Vernon (Eric) Anson believed to be the one seated at the far right in the second row.

CMB crews - WW1

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Frederick Vernon AWMM
  • Surname
    Anson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Eric AWMM
  • Service number
    34140 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 November 1892 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM England AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM 716 High Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Unknown AWMM
    • Mrs H.M. Anson (wife), 716 High Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    Wounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
    Wounded in action May 1917 AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of George and Margaret (nee Greenstreet) Anson. Husband of Helen

    Temporary Commission in Royal Navy 1916 as Temporary Surgeon

    Commanded coastal motor boat HMS Thames (CMB No 2), then a flotilla

    Involved in development of the forerunners of the motor torpedo boats (MTBs)

    At the end of WW1 was the surgeon on a destroyer in the English channel

    WW2 Anesthetist from August 1940- February 1942 Medical officer, New Zealand Army Medical Corps

    Senior Medical Officer Maadi camp

    Officer commanding troops on HS Oranje until August 1945

    Retired, Lieutenant Colonel and was awarded an OBE for services

    Received a number of awards in recognition of his work with anaesthesia

    Anson Memorial Foundation set up to encourage research and education in anaesthesia. (Summarised from the obituary in the CNZM.) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    5 June 1969 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: N.Z. Medical Journal, 1969; 70:128 AWMM
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  • Thank you for your service dear Grandfather.
    Public - David - Other Relative - 18 April 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 16 AWMM
    • New Zealand Medical Journal AWMM
      Obituary: N.Z. Medical Journal, 1969; 70:128 AWMM


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22 April 2015DavidNapier, New ZealandOther Relative
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