Son of Donald McIntyre Anderson and Fanny Nesbit Anderson, of Marangai.
The Nominal Rolls have recorded Anderson's serial Number as 13/519, while Archives New Zealand, the NZEF Roll of Honour and Commonwealth War Graves Commission record his number as 2/519A. Possibly named twice on AWMM Hall of Memories ( Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories PanelAndrews W. - Anderson J.S.(photo J Halpin 2010))
Enlisted with rank of trooper and posted to 11th (North Auckland) Squadron, Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment, Kawakawa, 18 August 1914.
Promoted to rank of corporal, 28 August 1914.
Proceeded overseas from Wellington on board HMNZT 'Star of India', 16 October 1914.
Disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, and entrained for Zeitoun Camp near Cairo, 3 December 1914.
Transferred to New Zealand Field Artillery and assigned new regimental number 2/519a, 3 March 1915.
Reverts to rank of gunner, 21 November 1915.
Transferred to 15th (Howitzer) Battery, 1st Brigade, New Zealand Field Artillery, Egypt, 16 March 1916.
Appointed to position of saddler, Divisional Ammunition Column, France, 1 May 1916.
Attached to New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, France, pending return to New Zealand on Duty Furlough, 15 November 1917. Ceased attachment to New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot and proceeded overseas to England, 22 November 1917. Reported for duty to New Zealand Discharge Depot, Torquay, England, 6 December 1917.
Commenced return to New Zealand from Plymouth, England, on board HMNZT 'Tainui', 1 February 1918.
Disembarked in Wellington, New Zealand, 15 March 1918.
Reported for duty and transferred to BRT[?] Artillery Detail, Featherston Camp, Wairarapa, 4 November 1918.
Died at Featherston Camp Military Hospital, 26 November 1918 (bronchial pneumonia).
Parents: Donald McIntyre Anderson and Fanny Nesbit Anderson, Marangai AWMM