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Albert Anker

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Andrews W. - Anderson J.S. (photo J Halpin 2010) (CC-BY John Halpin)

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Andrews W. - Anderson J.S. (photo J …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Anker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    George Anker AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/14 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 March 1891 AWMM LondonEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 13 August 1914 AWMM 359 Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Eva Anker (mother), 310 High Street, Poplar, East London, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 13 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Tailor's cutter/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      154 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Eva and Richard Anker.

    For several months prior to enlisting, assisted as caretaker to the Flying Angel Missions to Seamen, Auckland.

    Listed incorrectly as George Anker on the Nominal Roll. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    9 June 1915 AWMM
    Age 22 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
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • In your memory Albert.

    Sadly I didn't get the opportunity to know you as a great Uncle, but one of your brothers (Martin Anker) was my maternal grandfather. Through family stories, I heard about you and since then, every ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day, I remember you and Martin.

    That you died so young is a tragedy, though I imagine that you believed strongly in what you were doing. I am in awe that both you and Martin left England, went to foreign lands, joined their armies and then went to war and both so young. That is unimaginable to me!

    It fills me with sadness that you never had the opportunity to live out your life as you should have and who knows what you could have achieved if given the chance.

    You are a legend to me and you will never really die while we remember you and your supreme sacrifice.

    Thank you from me and my family.
    Public - Keith David - Other relative - 26 April 2019



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 August 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
26 April 2019Keith DavidMelbourne, AustraliaOther relative

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