World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Bradford, England, he served as a Private in the 5th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, British Army. During a withdraw in actions at Wadi Akarit, Tunisia, on April 6, 1943, the East Yorkshire Regiment temporarily behind the crest of a hill. Private Anderson serving as a stretcher-bearer, went forward alone through heavy fire to rescue the wounded. Three times he brought in wounded comrades and was rendering first aid to a fourth when he was mortally wounded. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on July 29, 1943.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith