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William Anderson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Anderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    • 15564 AWMM
    • WWII RNR(C)793 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 July 1939 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Korinea and the late Patricia; brother of Ernest, Doreen, Cora, Norma, Graham, Jimmy, Peg

    Cenotaph database record compiled from information in the Death Notice.

    Served in Operation Grapple on HMNZ Pukaki from 12.3.1957 to 13.6.1958.

    Service Christmas Island. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 December 2010 AWMM
    HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 17 December 2010 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
    Record Book of Naval Personnel - c.1920-1945 - Lists Navy number, alphabetical list of names of ratings trained in England, numerical lists of officers. Archives New Zealand, R21346617, AAYT 8495 N12
    https://collections.archives.govt.nz/web/arena/search#/item/aims-archive/R21346617
    Further Reference
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    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 17 December 2010 AWMM
    • This record was created from Operation Grapple research by Arthur Venus and Gerry Wright and kindly provided by Gerry Wright (2021). AWMM
    • Wright, G. C. (2007). We were there : Operation Grapple : the story of New Zealand's involvement in the British nuclear weapons tests at Christmas Island 1957-58. [Auckland, N.Z : Gerry Wright] AWMM
    • General Administration, Organisation and Management - Operations - Operation Grapple - Personnel, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ABFK 7607 W5056/70 (R15982847) AWMM
    • Record Book of Naval Personnel - c.1920-1945 - Lists Navy number, alphabetical list of names of ratings trained in England, numerical lists of officers. Archives New Zealand, R21346617, AAYT 8495 N12 AWMM

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