Harold Richard ANDERSON

Regimental number12/673
Date of birth1888
Place of birthVictoria, Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height6' 0"
Weight182 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Anderson, 35 Creswick Street, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets, Victoria; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAuckland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsTwelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr & Mrs J. Anderson, 86 Creswick Street, Footscray, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Found guilty, 18 November 1914, of breaking ship (absent without leave): awarded 168 hours' detention.

Found guilty, Ismailia, 17 February 1915, of insubordinate conduct: awarded 3 days' confined to barracks.

Killed in action, 8 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22270077

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