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Lindsay William Charles Anderson

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lindsay William Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Anderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    24990 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Care of Ellis and Burnand, Manunui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J.C. Anderson (father), Manunui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    24990 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
    • WW2
      Slovenia, Europe AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 831 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • One of 98 Prisoners of War, who escaped Stalag XVIII-D in August 1944. Led by Australian Private Ralph Churches, who planned and carried out one of the biggest and most successful Prisoner of War escapes during World War Two. Churches led 98 Prisoners of War to safely, including 9 New Zealanders. After escaping from the work party with six others, he returned for the rest of his mates - the other ninety. He got them airlifted to safety from behind German lines with the help of different groups of Slovene partisans.

    The Slovene partisans ambushed the German guards who were guarding the POWs work party, who were beginning their work day on a section of railway track near Ozhbalt. Then followed 15 days where the POWs walked 160 miles to freedom, guided by the different groups of Slovene partisans who had an intimate knowledge of the rugged steep forested hills. They were transported from the airfield at Semich to Southern Italy. Safe with Allied Forces. The ordeal is documented in Churches book, 'A hundred miles as the crow flies.' AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • References
    • 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 13 AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Churches, R. (2017). A hundred miles as the crow files. The Estate of R.F Churches: Kensington, Vic. AWMM

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