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John Graham Anderson

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Mount Albert Grammar School exterior, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025. Image provided by John Halpin 2013, CC BY John Halpin 2013

Mount Albert Grammar School exterior, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025. Image provided by Jo …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Graham AWMM
  • Surname
    Anderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ421344 AWMM
    • WWII 421344 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 December 1911 RNZAF Biographies (R17845607) RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs G. Anderson, St Heliers Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr & Mrs G. Anderson, 14 Tarawera Terrace. St Heliers, Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Anderson was the son of George Anderson and Grace Wood Anderson (nee Graham)

    From New Zealand Herald 27 October 1945 "AUCKLANDER'S DEATH ... SERVICE IN BOMBER COMMAND 'The death is officially presumed of Flying Officer John Graham Anderson, only son of Mrs G. W. Anderson, of 14 Tarawera Terrace, St. Heliers Bay. Flying Officer Anderson left New Zealand in January, 1943, to complete his training in Canada, and after being commissioned he was posted to the R. A. F. Bomber Command. He was reported missing last November after an operation in which he was captain of a Lancaster over Germany.

    Educated at Mount Albert Grammar School, Flying Officer Anderson played senior Rugby football for Grammar Old Boys, and was later captain of the Manukau Rovers senior team. While stationed in Canada, he represented Victoria, B.C. He was also a keen yachtsman, being in the crew of the keeler Wairiki. Before the war he was a member of the Piha Surf Life-saving Club.'"

    Attended Edendale School, Eden Park Model School, Mt Albert Grammar School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    16 November 1944 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    The Netherlands (Holland)Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands AWMM Coll. grave V. C. 5-8. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Mount Albert Grammar School, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025 AWMM

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Sources

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  • References
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
      Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ab - B. Archives New Zealand (R17845607) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Missing - United Kingdom, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845745) AWMM

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