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Henry Anderson

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Portrait of Sergeant Henry Anderson DCM*. Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 2 /F1045.

Portrait of Sergeant Henry Anderson DCM*. Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 2 /F1045.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Anderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Harry AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 25/708 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 December 1893 AWMM SydneyNew South Wales AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 28 Clarence Street, Devonport, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 A. Anderson (father), Norfolk Island, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 25/708 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal and bar (DCM*) AWMM
      DCM London Gazette 04/06/1917; "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the operations he behaved in a most gallant manner in attacking and putting out of action an enemy machine-gun crew, thereby saving many casualties." Bar DCM London Gazette 16/08/1917; "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed fine leadership and initiative in commanding his platoon under heavy shell fire during and after an attack. Although his trenches were constantly blown in, he kept complete control of his men, and by his courage and example set a very high standard to all ranks." AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 13 October 1915 AWMM Seaman AWMM
    • Inter War 17 June 1919 AWMM Private AWMM
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  • 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • Inter War 27 October 1919 AWMM Sergeant AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Employed in the AIF Special Service as senior NCO of troopship containing enemy prisoners for repatriation. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 June 1964 AWMM
    Age 70 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Weddell, H. (2016). Soldiers from the Pacific : the story of Pacific Island soldiers in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War One. Wellington, New Zealand : Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      24: 2 AWMM
    • Polaschek, A. (1983). The Complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal. Christchurch, N.Z.: Medals Research. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Blast : the magazine of the Third Battalion of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. John Long Ltd. ; [On board ship] : [H.M.N.Z.T. No. 42, Ulimaroa] AWMM

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