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William Anderson

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Anderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    14231 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Anglican Public - Brian - Other Relative - 17 April 2015 - Army documents, Family papers

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 23 Doyle Street, Blaketown, West Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W. Anderson (father), 23 Doyle Street, Blaketown, West Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    14231 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • William Anderson was the son of William and Elizabeth Anderson, of Greymouth, Westland, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Date of Birth: 1 January 1919 Public - Brian - Other Relative - 17 April 2015 - Army documents, personal papers

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 14. F. 10. 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

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Leave a tribute or memory of William Anderson

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  • In loving memory of the uncle I never met. My mother's only brother. Brother to three other sisters. Thank you for your courage.
    Public - Brian - Other Relative - 17 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2095944
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • 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 14 AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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17 April 2015Brian WellingtonOther Relative

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