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Full Name: William Anderson
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): William
Surname: Anderson
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 14231
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Baker
Next of Kin: Mr W. Anderson (father), 23 Doyle Street, Blaketown, West Coast, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 23 Doyle Street, Blaketown, West Coast, New Zealand
Military District: Greymouth
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Embarkation Date: 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 14
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 6 December 1941
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 14. F. 10.
Biographical Notes: William Anderson was the son of William and Elizabeth Anderson, of Greymouth, Westland, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, Defence of New Zealand Study Group.
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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