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Roger Kingston Anderson

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  A_007. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel A_007. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roger Kingston AWMM
  • Surname
    Anderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2738 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 Ngaruawahia, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Melva Olive Anderson (wife), C/o O. Browne, Kaitoke, Wanganui New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2738 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Robert Ester Anderson, and of Violet Beatrice Anderson (nee Luscumde), of Wellington, New Zealand

    Husband of Melva Olive Anderson (W5206) WAAF, of Otorohanga

    Notable rugby player

    Listed in Auckland War Memorial Museum Roll of Honour and the Official History as 24th Infantry Battalion, and in CWGC as 26 Infantry Battalion AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM 16. D. 5. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Photograph and article: New Zealand Herald dated 18 December 1941 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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