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Andrew Anderson

  • Service number
    WWI 16/1252 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Anaru ANDERSON Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 3rd NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military record
  • Last rank
  • War
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Nominal Roll 25 , Page: 1 - No known copyright restrictions AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Andrew AWMM
  • Surname
    Anderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Anaru ANDERSON Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1252 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    17 October 1895 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Pipiriki, Wanganui Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of Andrew Joseph Thomas & Te Rakura Anderson Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Pipiriki, Wanganui Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Anderson (mother), Pipiriki, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 3rd NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1252 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal
    Miltiary Medal: 16/1252 Private, New Zealand Pioneer (Maori) Battalion
    London Gazette 3.7.1919, page 8358, Record No. 3266
    For bravery and devotion to duty at Le Quesnoy on 4th November 1918. Anderson accompanied his platoon officer who was detailed to make a reconnaissance and report on condition of a road which it was necessary to put in repair immediately the infantry had gained their objective. The troops detailed to mop up Le Quesnoy were held up on account of heavy machine-gun fire from the ramparts. Nevertheless this Anderson went forward with his officer and returned with important information. All through the operation he displayed great coolness and an utter disregard of danger. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military Record & http://www.cambridgelequesnoy.co.nz/Honours.html

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Seaman AWMM
    • 26 Oct 1915 at Takapuna Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    20yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military Record

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
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the Maori Pioneer Battalion attached to the New Zealand Tunnelling Company.

    43 members of the NZ (Maori) Pioneers served with the New Zealand Tunnelling Company and assisted in the late 1916 early 1917 preparations of the Arras caverns for the Battle of Arras. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    16 August 1968 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military Record & BMD NZ records
  • Age at death
    65yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military Record & BMD NZ records
  • Place of death
    Pipikiki, Whanganui Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 March 2016 - Military Record & BMD NZ records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      25: 1 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
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