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William Alexander Anderson

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Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 15 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 15 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Anderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/317 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 April 1884 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra MatauraSouthland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tuatapere, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Alexander Anderson (father), Paper-mills, Mataura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/317 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM OtagoNew Zealand 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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      154 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Killed in action on Rhododendron Spur near the Apex during the August Offensive.

    8/1392a Private Arthur Phillips Anderson (brother), Otago Infantry Battalion, also served on Gallipoli.

    24/340 Rifleman Robert Stephen Anderson (brother), 2nd New Zealand Rifle Battalion, also served in WWI.

    Embarked Alexandria to join the Meditrranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 20 May 1915.
    Reported missing, 7 August 1915.
    Previously reported missing; now, 4 May 1916, believed to be dead.

    Father: Alexander Anderson, 41 Wyndham Road, Mataura AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey 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
    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM

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Sources

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