Private William Anderson

ALIAS

Died: Wednesday 12 March 1919 (aged 25)

Connected records

Record:
ANDERSON, WILLIAM
Additional information:
See DAY the true family name.
Cemetery:
CHARLEROI COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Cemetery/memorial reference:
Country:
Belgium

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Private William Anderson

Private William Anderson 3968/201332. Unit: 1st/4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Death: 23 July 1916, Somme, Western Front.
CWGC family information: Son of James and Helen Anderson, of Damhead Fieldie, Skene, Aberdeenshire.

Private William Anderson

Private William Anderson S/12753. Unit: A Company, Cameron Highlanders. Death: 26 April 1917 Western Front
Head and shoulders press cutting

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VICTORIA CROSS WINNERS: FIRST WORLD WAR

Corporal William Anderson, 2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own), awarded the Victoria Cross, Neuve Chapelle, France, 12 March 1915.

Oral history

British private served with 3rd Bn Green Howards in GB, 1913; served as stretcher bearer with Field Hospital, No 5 Ambulance Train and 13th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps on Western Front,, 1914-1916; served as stretcher bearer with 2nd Bn Green Howards on Western Front, 1915-1916; served …
REEL 1 Background in Bradford area, Yorks 1897-1913. Background to recruitment underage with friend into 3rd (Special Reserve) Bn Green Howards, 10/5/1913: reasons; attitudes to army; procedure; overnight stay at Halifax Barracks; story of avoiding friend's relatives. Recollections of conditions of …

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Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Ballynahinch (WMR 66183)
Location:
Ballynahinch, Down
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Bedford Rd Council School (WMR 15172)
Location:
Bootle, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
St Patrick's WW1 (WMR 69288)
Location:
Jordanstown, Antrim
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Benwick St MarysParish Roll Of Honour WW1 (Lost) (WMR 3553)
Location:
Benwick, Cambridgeshire
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Heaton Presbyterians - WW1 Plaque (WMR 34543)
Location:
Heaton, Tyne And Wear
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
St. James' Church (WMR 34928)
Location:
Grimsby, Humberside
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Shilbottle Colliery 1917 Shrine (LOST) (WMR 73760)
Location:
,
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Rennington And Rock WW1 Roll Of Honour (WMR 33881)
Location:
Rock, Northumberland
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Heaton Presbyterians - WW1 Roll Of Honour (WMR 34538)
Location:
Heaton, Tyne And Wear
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Trinity Presbyterian Church - Window (lost) (WMR 15223)
Location:
,
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Heaton Presbyterians - WW1 Roll Of Honour (WMR 34538)
Location:
Heaton, Tyne And Wear
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Royal Four Towns (Hightae, Heck, Greenhill and Smallholm) WW1 Roll of Honour (WMR 71715)
Location:
Hightae, Dumfries And Galloway
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Kirkconnel (WMR 8548)
Location:
Kirkconnel, Dumfries And Galloway
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Kirkconnel Church WW1 (WMR 72178)
Location:
Kirkconnel, Dumfries And Galloway
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Longformacus - WW1 Gate (WMR 54119)
Location:
Longformacus, Borders
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Daviot (WMR 8573)
Location:
Daviot, Grampian
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Ellon (WMR 8577)
Location:
Ellon, Grampian
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Bridgend of Lintrathen Parish WW1 (WMR 79021)
Location:
Bridgend of Lintrathen, Tayside
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Hownam-Roll of Honour (WMR 78853)
Location:
Hownam, Borders
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Ayr Park - Obelisk (WMR 8834)
Location:
Ayr, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Ayr Park - Obelisk (WMR 8834)
Location:
Ayr, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Beith (WMR 40938)
Location:
Beith, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Lanark- Memorial Hall (WMR 54241)
Location:
Lanark, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Wesley Methodists - Windows (WW1) (WMR 6532)
Location:
Bangor, Down
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Malone Presbyterians (WMR 6233)
Location:
Belfast, Antrim
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Dunrossness - WW1 (WMR 8896)
Location:
Dunrossness, Shetland
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Brechin (WMR 5695)
Location:
Brechin, Tayside
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Royton Blackshaw Lane School Roll of Honour (WMR 75608)
Location:
Royton, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Dromore - County Down WW1 & WW2 (WMR 6123)
Location:
Dromore, Down
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Rafford (WMR 8723)
Location:
Rafford, Grampian
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Midmar (WMR 8606)
Location:
Midmar, Grampian
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Fochabers and Bellie (WMR 8712)
Location:
Fochabers, Grampian
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Barnoldswick Baptist Churches (WMR 51426)
Location:
Barnoldswick, Lancashire
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Ballater (WMR 5855)
Location:
Ballater, Grampian
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Dykehead Rows, Larkhall- Roll of Honour (WMR 86489)
Location:
Hamilton, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Chalmers Church (WMR 86631)
Location:
Larkhall, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Avendale Old Parish Church (WMR 86706)
Location:
Strathaven, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Bargeddie Parish Church (WMR 86778)
Location:
Bargeddie, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Ebenezer Church WW1 (WMR 86751)
Location:
Airdrie, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
St Nicholas' Church WW1 (WMR 81337)
Location:
Lanark, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Erskine United Free Church- Roll of Honour (WMR 85122)
Location:
Burntisland, Fife
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Cowdenbeath (WMR 8512)
Location:
Cowdenbeath, Fife
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Inverkeithing Parish Church Roll of Honour - WW1 (WMR 79913)
Location:
Inverkeithing, Fife
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
University of Glasgow War Memorial Chapel (WMR 23068)
Location:
Glasgow, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
University of Glasgow War Memorial Chapel (WMR 23068)
Location:
Glasgow, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Arbroath (WMR 5662)
Location:
Arbroath, Tayside
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Cupar Post Office WW1 Roll of Honour (WMR 80005)
Location:
Cupar, Fife
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
The Buffs (East Kent) Regiment -First World War Book Of Remembrance (WMR 40979)
Location:
Canterbury, Kent
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Bridge of Allan (WMR 5791)
Location:
Bridge Of Allan, Central
Name recorded:
Anderson, William
Memorial:
Queens Own Rifles Of Canada (WMR 40952)
Location:
Canterbury, Kent

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Name:
Second Lieutenant Anderson
Context:
commander
Date:
10 Mar 1919
Diary:
1 DIVISION: 26 Field Company Royal Engineers (page 209)
Name:
Second Lieutenant Anderson
Context:
joined
Date:
10 Mar 1919
Diary:
1 DIVISION: 26 Field Company Royal Engineers (page 209)
Name:
Major Anderson
Context:
departed_posted
Date:
15 Mar 1919
Diary:
2 DIVISION: 1 Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps (page 16)
Name:
Lieutenant Colonel Anderson
Context:
commander
Date:
17 Mar 1919
Diary:
1 DIVISION: 1 Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) (page 341)
Name:
departed_leave Major Anderson
Context:
Date:
7 Mar 1919
Diary:
2 DIVISION: 1 Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps (page 15)