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Hugh Anderson

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Portrait of Private Hugh Anderson 6/2034 with child - Military Medal. R24184772, Archives New Zealand. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    Anderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2034 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 Lynnford, Hinds, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Anderson (father), Riverside, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2034 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    London Gazette, 9 December 1916, p12058, Rec No 117: "Action Goose Alley, Fleurs Trench and Drop Alley 20th and 21st September 1916. During the night of 20th to 21st September, when the 2nd Canterbury Battallion was twice driven out of Goose Alley and Drop Alley, before finally taking it, this man formed one of a garrison of a post on the right flank of the position which became isolated, and the garrison with the exception of Private Anderson retired. Private Anderson stuck to his post under extreme pressure after the remainder had left, until he himself was eventually compelled to retire, Private Anderson then reported to a Sergeant on the other flank and continued to do good work there." AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William and Helen Anderson of Riverside, Ashburton, Christchurch

    Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM

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  • I am his great niece and my son has been given his war memorabilia but not his military medal . We would appreciate any information about its whereabouts.
    Public - Margaret - Other relative - 20 January 2019

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 14 AWMM
    • Ahier, William Roland. War diary, 1917. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2004/76. AWMM
      January 1917 2, 10, 16, 19, 20; February 1917 2, 7, 14, 17, 22, 26 (Anderson was a fellow mess orderly) AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2001). Honours and awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. Napier, N.Z.: Helen McDonald. AWMM
      p. 13. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM

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20 January 2019Margaret Christchurch Other relative
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