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Frederick Herbert Anderson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Anderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    291555 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 October 1921 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 134 Victoria Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr C.E. Anderson (father), 134 Victoria Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    291555 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    3 August 1944 AWMM
    'On the night of 19-20 March 1944, Corporal Anderson took over the duties of his Platoon Sergeant as his company moved into CASSINO, Italy. On the morning of 20 March he advanced with his platoon across the broken ruins and took up a most forward fighting position under continuous shelling, mortar fire and sniping. When his platoon commander was wounded, Corporal Anderson took over the platoon and for a period of six days maintained it in a most trying and difficult forward position. His qualities of leadership and courage set such an example to his men that morale remained high and the position was held intact.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Anderson, Frederick Herbert. (Ref. WO 373/7/118). Military Medal. MM. New Zealand Gazette, 1945 Vol 1, p. 157 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Wounded 20 April 1943 AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Corporal F. H. Anderson, MM; born NZ 15 Oct 1921; motor painter; wounded 20 Apr 1943; deceased. (Source: Ross, A. 23 Battalion. p.336.)

    'Practically every day of the 23rd's term in Cassino was a day of continuous heavy shelling and mortaring. The Germans appeared to lay guns on certain roads and likely occupied posts. Communications were broken for long periods and casualties mounted steadily. In A Company Lieutenant Van Asch, the new commander, was wounded. Second-Lieutenant Jim Hennessy took command and reorganised his company positions to cope with the problems of holding their sector despite reduced numbers. In eight days, the company's strength was reduced from 75 to 33. Corporal Anderson took over 8 Platoon from Hennessy and handled it like a veteran. In particular, he assisted in the evacuation of wounded under most difficult conditions. Sergeant Griffin did equally good work in command of 7 Platoon.' (Source: Ross, A. 23 Battalion. p. 336.) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    29 August 1948 AWMM
    Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.
      http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-23Ba.html
      Further Reference
    • 'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.' (London Gazette, 3 August 1944, p.3605.). Military Medal.
      http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36637/supplements/3605
      Further Reference
    • 'On the night of 19-20 March 1944, Corporal Anderson took over the duties of his Platoon Sergeant as his company moved into CASSINO, Italy. On the morning of 20 March he advanced with his platoon across the broken ruins and took up a most forward fighting position under continuous shelling, mortar fire and sniping. When his platoon commander was wounded, Corporal Anderson took over the platoon and for a period of six days maintained it in a most trying and difficult forward position. His qualities of leadership and courage set such an example to his men that morale remained high and the position was held intact.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Anderson, Frederick Herbert. (Ref. WO 373/7/118). Military Medal.
      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7350746
      Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Sutherland, J. (1989). Gallantry awards to New Zealanders in World War Two. Christchurch, N.Z.: Regal Medals. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 8 AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.336, 462. AWMM
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