Sinclair Valentine Anderson

Surname
Anderson
Forename(s)
Sinclair Valentine

World War 2

Serial No
634509
Rank
Private
Address on enlistment
Te Teko, New Zealand
Next of kin on enlistment
Mr L. Anderson (father), Te Teko, New Zealand

Comments (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