Sinclair Valentine Anderson

Ingoa whānau
Anderson
Ingoa tuatahi
Sinclair Valentine

World War 2

Tau Rangatū
634509
Tūnga
Private
Address on enlistment
Te Teko, New Zealand
Whanaunga tino tata i te wā o te kuhunga
Mr L. Anderson (father), Te Teko, New Zealand

Takupu (3)

Kia ora tatou. My name is Tekooti Anderson. This is my father who served in the 28th Maori Battalion. I received my name after my uncle, who also was a member of the Battalion, Te kooti Wahapango. I am proud of all the men, particularly from Te Teko, who made us feel humble and honoured of their wairua and kaha. And, to all those men who did not return, we are all very proud and will always remember them. Arohaina atu ki a ratou katoa. Moe mai, moe mai.

Tena koe Te Kooti Nga mihi mahana ki a koe. Your Dad, Sinclair and my Dad, Hori Tunui (George) Anderson, are first cousins. Uncle Leo and my grandfather Joseph are brothers. Another cousin to Sinclair who served in the 28th Maori Battalion was William Joseph Andrew Berghan. Dad served in Japan in the J Force. - Te Awhi