William Herbert Anderson

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VC964   William Herbert Anderson

Name   William Herbert Anderson   No.     POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   964   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Highland Light Infantry commanding 12th (Service) Battalion

Later   Royal Highland Fusiliers

Now   2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment Of Scotland

Rank VC Won    Acting Lieutenant-Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Acting Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Maricourt Wood, Albert to Peronne Road, Somme, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, 6 miles east of Albert, Somme, France

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 2, Row G, Grave 36

Gazetted   3 May 1918

VC Presented   31 May 1918 by King George V at the Orthopaedic Hospital, Becketts Park, Leeds to his widow, Gertrude

Memorials

P  Headstone, Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, 6 miles east of Albert, Somme, France

Named on Family Grave, New Kilpatrick Churchyard, Manse Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland

Named on War Memorial, Largo & Newburn Parish Church, Upper Largo, Fife, Scotland

Named on War Memorial, Lundin Links, Fife

Named on War Memorial, Cardross, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Named on War Memorial, Fettes College, Edinburgh, Scotland

Named on War Memorial, Glasgow Acadamy, Glasgow, Scotland

Named on War Memorial, Sandyford Henderson Memorial Church, Kelvinhaugh Street, Glasgow, Scotland

Named on War Memorial, Western Club, 33 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, Scotland

Memorial Plaque, St Mungo's Cathedral, Glasgow, Scotland

Original Grave Marker, Invershin, Sutherland, Scotland


By The Way…

All four Anderson brothers died in the war, Alexander, Charles, Edward, and lastly William.


VC Held By

I.W.M. /Lord Ashcroft Collection

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BORN   29 December 1881

DIED  25 March 1918  AGE   36

VC Won   25 March 1918   AGE   36

Place VC Won   Bois Favieres, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War