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Arthur Eric Anderson

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Photograph of Arthur Eric Anderson in uniform. Image kindly provided by Hugh Cook (October 2021).

Photograph of Arthur Eric Anderson in uniform. Image kindly provided by Hugh Cook (October 2021).

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Eric AWMM
  • Surname
    Anderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    29483 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 June 1905 Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs L. Anderson (mother), 32 Rata Street, Frankton Junction, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

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
    • WW2
      Ruweisat Ridge, Egypt AWMM
      22 July 1942 AWMM
      With 24 Battalion. They were trying to hold their position but their tanks hadn't arrived. The enemy tanks came through with their infantry behind them. AWMM
    • WW2
      Italian POW camps and then transferred to Germany AWMM
    • WW2
      El Alamein, Western Desert AWMM
    • WW2
      15 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
    • WW2 POW - PG 57, Gruppignano, Udine, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 End of war AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 33473 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Was ill while a POW. In very poor shape when he returned from the war and never really regained his full well-being. He took a stroke about 1952 and only worked at home after that.

    List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War records he was captured with 18 Battalion on 15 July 1942. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 May 1988 AWMM
  • Date of death
    1988 Public - Hugh Murray william - Other relative - 11 September 2021 - Janine Lilian Anderson daughter.
  • Age at death
    80 something Public - Hugh Murray william - Other relative - 11 September 2021 - Janine Anderson daughter
  • Place of death
    Tokanui hospital. Public - Hugh Murray william - Other relative - 11 September 2021 - Janine Anderson daughter
  • Cause of death
    Dementia Public - Hugh Murray william - Other relative - 11 September 2021 - Janine Anderson daughter
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Hamilton Park Cemetery 395 Morrinsville Road Newstead Hamilton New Zealand AWMM
    • Fairhall Cemetery Blenheim Marlborough New Zealand AWMM Block 1, Row 5, Plot 84 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Ashes. Fairhall cemetery with wife Eilene Edith nee Hayes Public - Hugh Murray william - Other relative - 11 September 2021 - Janine Anderson daughter
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-24Ba.html
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. 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 12 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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