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Pte G Anderson, New Galloway

 
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spoons



Joined: 09 Jan 2007
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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Pte G Anderson, New Galloway Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM.

Located in Kells Parish Church churchyard at OS Map Ref NX 632 783.

This is an original WW1 battlefield cross that has been placed beside the family gravestone, which also commemorates Private Anderson.

Name: ANDERSON, GILBERT
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th/8th Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 01/08/1918
Service No: 25032
Additional information: Son of George Anderson; husband of Maggie J. Anderson, of High St., New Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire. Born at Glenlee, New Galloway.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 11.
Cemetery: VAUXBUIN FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY





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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 72127
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gilbert Anderson age 32 Private (25032) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Gilbert was a gamekeeper at Milton Park, Dalry when he enlisted in June 1916 in the 1st KOSB. He was gassed near Arras in August 1917 and evacuated to hospital in Newcastle. When he returned to France he was posted to the 7th /8th Battalion.
Born 1886 in Glenlee, Kells. Son of George and Janet (Houston) Anderson.
Husband of Maggie Jane (Dickson) of High Street, New Galloway, Kells who he married in 1913 in Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Killed in Action on 1 August 1918 and buried in Vauxbuin French National Cemetery, Aisne, France.

During the Battle of the Soissonais and of the Ourcq, 23 July - 2 August 1918 the 15th (Scottish) Division (including the 7th/8th KOSB) was attached to the French XX Corps.
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