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William John Anderson

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William John AWMM
  • Surname
    Anderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1035 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 May 1888 AWMM RoxburghOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    1 Sullivan's Avenue, South Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J. McEwan (mother), care of James Anderson, Kaitangata, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1035 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Anderson was the son of David and Janet Anderson.

    Later next of kin address: 8 County Rd, Kaikorai, Dunedin

    The NZEF Nominal Roll lists Anderson as embarking with the Canterbury Infantry Battalion at Otago, but the NZEF Roll of Honour and Stowers (Bloody Gallipoli: The New Zealanders' Story) states he was in 4 Otago Company, Otago Infantry Battalion: he may have been transferred.

    Stowers (Bloody Gallipoli) also states William John Anderson was killed in action 2 May 1915 on Dead Man's Ridge (Pope's Hill) in attack on Baby 700 but was reported missing 2-24 May, but the NZEF Roll of Honour states he died at Gallipoli somewhere between 1 May and 23 May. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Popes HillGallipoli 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



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  • Memorial name
    Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM

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