Richard William ANDERSON

Regimental number12/298
Date of birth5 October 1880
Place of birthMaryborough, Victoria, Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32.10
Height5' 5.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Anderson, Gilmore Street, Waihi
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Australian Light Horse; left the district.
Enlistment date14 August 1914
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.
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 10 March 1917
Discharge date31 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand from Plymouth, England, on board HMNZT 'Remuera', 10 March 1917; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action), 31 May 1917.

War service: 2 years 290 days (of which 2 years 196 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death14 January 1923
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22270262

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