John Edward Anderson
Croix de Guerre avec Palme. Son of William and Jane Anderson, of Cust, Canterbury; husband of Alison Anderson, of Wanganui. Also served in the 1914-18 War.
"The death occurred at the Wellington Hospital this morning of Lieut.- Colonel John Edward Anderson, who was invalided back from India in July this year. He was 57 years of age.
Lieut-Colonel Anderson was formerly resident engineer of the Public Works Department at Christchurch. He enlisted early in the war and left New Zealand in 1940 with the 2nd N.Z.E.F. He was in charge of the Railway Construction Corps in the Western Desert, and in 1943 he was transferred to India where he took up a similar appointment with the Indian Army. In the 1914-18 war he was C.R.E. to a British division in France, and afterwards held important administrative posts in Irak. He was awarded the 0.B.E. in 1942." [Evening Post, Volume CXL, Issue 109, 5 November 1945, Page 8]
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