Regiment: 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders
Biography: Son of Thomas Anderson, cabinetmaker, Aberdeen ; born, Aberdeen, 26 June 1890 ; educated at Aberdeen Grammar School ; graduated M.A., 1912. He taught at Mackie Academy, Stone-haven for two years, and for another two years was a teacher at the Public School, Newmachar. Before enlisting he worked at a munition factory in Aberdeen from October 1915 to May 1916. Anderson enlisted in the 3/4th Gordons, 25 May 1916, went through special courses in musketry and sniping at Stafford, and qualified as a First Class Scout and Sniper. He was sent to France, 3 November 1916, and served with the 5th Gordons both in France and Flanders. He was invalided home, January 1917 ; but returned to France in the following April when he joined the 4th Gordons. In September 1917 Anderson was severely wounded during the advance on Poelcapelle, and he died in a base hospital on 23 September 1917.
Date of Death: 23 September 1917
Burial Details: Buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Westoletern, Plot 8, Row C, Grave 13.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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