Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Anderson, William

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment: 1st Battalion Lovat's Scouts

Biography: Son of William Anderson, Saphock, Oldmeldrum ; born Fyvie, 1893. William Anderson, who matriculated in Agriculture in 1910 and gained the University Diploma in Agriculture two years later, was one of the best known and most popular students of his day. Coming of a famous family of agriculturists and Shorthorn breeders, he had an intense interest in all things pertaining to the farm and, while studying at the University took a high place in agricultural classes, besides gaining medals at stock-judging competitions. He was also a prominent figure in the social and athletic life of the University. Previous to joining the colours he was farming at East Fingask, Oldmeldrum, a fine farm neighbouring his father's famous farm, Saphock, and here he was successfully applying his practical and scientific knowledge. He enlisted in the Scottish Horse in 1915 and the following year got a commission in Lovat's Scouts. He went to France in 1916 and was killed at Arras on 4 June 1917, at the age of 24.

Date of Death: 4 June 1917

Burial Details: Buried at Faubourg - d' Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Plot 5, Row G, Grave 31.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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