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 William Anderson

William Anderson

Birth
Dallas, Moray, Scotland
Death 23 Mar 1915 (aged 32)
Neuve-Chapelle, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Burial Richebourg-l'Avoue, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot Le Touret Memorial, Panel 12 (No Known Grave)
Memorial ID 9517034 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Dallas, Scotland, he served as a Corporal in the 2nd Battalion, British Expeditionary Force. In actions at Neuve-Chapelle, France, on March 12, 1915, Corporal Anderson led three men with bombs against a large party of German enemy who had entered their trenches. He first threw his own bombs, then those in possession of his three men who had been wounded. He then opened rapid rifle fire upon them with great effect and was quite alone when he himself was morally wounded. He died the next day from his wounds. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on May 21, 1915.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9517034
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Anderson (28 Dec 1882–23 Mar 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9517034, citing Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .