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Glasgow Cathedral - 4 Anderson Brothers

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:12 am    Post subject: Glasgow Cathedral - 4 Anderson Brothers Reply with quote

UKNIWM 57568

In Glasgow Cathedral OS Map Ref NS 590 650





Name: ANDERSON, CHARLES HAMILTON
Initials: C H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 19/12/1914
Additional information: Son of Nora Anderson, of Strathairly, Largo, Fife, and the late W. J. Anderson.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 37 and 38.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

Surname ANDERSON
Firstname Charles Hamilton
Date Death 19/12/1914
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank Capt
Theatre of death F.& F.

Name: ANDERSON, ALEXANDER RONALD
Initials: A R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 08/10/1915
Additional information: Born at Glasgow. Son of Nora Kay Anderson, of "Strathairley" Largo, Fife, and the late W. J. Anderson. Born at Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XVII. C. 30.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ

Surname ANDERSON
Firstname Alexander Ronald
Date Death 08/10/1915
Other 3rd Bn. (att. 1st Bn.).
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank 2/Lt
Theatre of death Unknown

Name: ANDERSON
Initials: E K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
Secondary Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Secondary Unit Text: and 5th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 16/03/1918
Additional information: Son of Nora Anderson, of Strathairly, Largo, Fife, and the late W. J. Anderson, C.B.E.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: New ground 83.
Cemetery: NEW KILPATRICK PARISH CHURCHYARD

Surname ANDERSON
Firstname Edward Kerr
Date Death 16/03/1918
Other 5th Bn. (T.). (and R.F.C.).
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank Capt
Theatre of death Unknown

Surname ANDERSON
Firstname Edward Kerr
Date Death 16/03/1918
Other Att. R.F.C. (T.), (5/H.L.I.).
SNWM roll ROYAL FLYING CORPS.
Rank Capt
Theatre of death Unknown





Name: ANDERSON, WILLIAM HERBERT
Initials: W H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 25/03/1918
Awards: V C
Additional information: Son of W. J. Anderson, C.B.E., of Strathairly, Largo, Fife, husband of Gertrude Campbell Anderson, of 23, Abingdon Court, Kensington, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 36.
Cemetery: PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT

Citation: An extract from the "London Gazette," dated 30th April, 1918, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery, determination, and gallant leading of his command. The enemy attacked on the right of the battalion frontage and succeeded in penetrating the wood held by our men. Owing to successive lines of the enemy following on closely there was the greatest danger that the flank of the whole position would be turned. Grasping the seriousness of the situation, Colonel Anderson made his way across the open in full view of the enemy now holding the wood on the right, and after much effort succeeded in gathering the remainder of the two right companies. He personally led the counter-attack and drove the enemy from the wood, capturing twelve machine guns and seventy prisoners, and restoring the original line. His conduct in leading the charge was quite fearless and his most splendid example was the means of rallying and inspiring the men during the most critical hour. Later on the same day, in another position, the enemy had penetrated to within three hundred yards of the village and were holding a timber yard in force. Colonel Anderson reorganised his men after they had been driven in and brought them forward to a position of readiness for a counterattack. He led the attack in person and throughout showed the utmost disregard for his own safety. The counter-attack drove the enemy from his position, but resulted in this very gallant officer losing his life. He died fighting within the enemy's lines, setting a magnificent example to all who were privileged to serve under him."

Not listed on SNWM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Herbert_Anderson

"Anderson was born on 29 December 1881 to W. J. Anderson, C.B.E., who resided at Strathairly, Largo, Fife. He was married to Gertrude Campbell.
He was 36 years old and an acting Lt-Colonel in the British Army, in the 12th (S) Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry, during the First World War, and was awarded the VC for his actions on 25 March 1918 at Bois Favieres, near Maricourt, France. He died as a result of the act for which he was commended."

See: http://www.victoriacross.org.uk/bbandewh.htm and http://www.lightinfantry.org.uk/regiments/hlli/high_vc.htm for further info.

All 4 Brothers are listed on Upper Largo Church Memorial, see:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3346&highlight=largo

And

Largo Parish Civic Memorial, Lundin Links, Fife

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2681&highlight=largo

(I wasn't quite sure if this would be the correct section to post this memorial, but if not, could someone please move it.)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Anderson VC is also commemorated on

Cardross War Memorial, Dunbartonshire
Glasgow Academy War Memorial
Fettes College War Memorial in Edinburgh.

His original wooden grave marker from France now sits on his wife's grave in Sutherland. It was returned to his NoK by the IWGC when they replaced the cross with a headstone.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All four brothers are also commemorated on the Sandyford Church war memorial

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3338

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