Topic: Martin Anderson

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From research done in 2008 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: Martin Anderson

Date of Birth: 12 September 1881
Serial number: 14548
Occupation before enlistment: Farm labourer
First known rank: Lance Corporal
Embarkation date: 26 June 1916
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation unit: 14th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Last unit served: Machine Gun Corps
Rank last held: Private
Place of death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 4 October 1917
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery name: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, Belgium

Biographical notes:

Obituary: Wairarapa Daily Times, 10 November 1917.

Private M. Anderson, son of Mrs J. Anderson of Mauriceville West, has been killed in action. Deceased was 36 years of age and left New Zealand with the 14th Reinforcements.

Student researcher: Sophie Day



Martin Anderson

First Names:Martin
Last Name:Anderson