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 Eric Anderson

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Eric Anderson

Birth
Bradford, Metropolitan Borough of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Death 6 Apr 1943 (aged 27)
Tunisia
Burial Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Memorial ID 8170683 View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 9 Dec 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8170683
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/8170683/eric-anderson : accessed ), memorial page for Eric Anderson (15 Sep 1915–6 Apr 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8170683, citing Sfax War Cemetery, Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .