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VC576   William Anderson

BORN   November 1884

DIED   13 March 1915   AGE   30

VC Won    12 March 1915   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Neuve Chapelle, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   William Anderson   No.   8191   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   576   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Yorkshire (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own) Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Later   Green Howards

Now   2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Disbanded, July 2012

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Dallas, Elgin, Grampian, Scotland

Place Of Death   Rue de Tilleloy, Neuve Chapelle, Pas de Calais, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Named on the Le Touret Memorial to the Missing (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   22 May 1915

VC Presented   19 May 1920 by GOC 7th Division, Lieutenant-General Sir Francis Davies at Edinburgh Castle, Midlothian, Scotland to his brother, A. Anderson


P  Named on Le Touret Memorial to the Missing (panel 12), Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France

P  Named on war memorial, Forres, Morayshire, Scotland

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Village Hall, Dallas, Moray, Scotland

P  Memorial Stone, War Memorial, Dallas, Moray, Scotland

By The Way…

During his VC action he took over 120 prisoners

VC Held By

Green Howards Regiment Museum, Trinity Church Square, The Market Place, Richmond, Yorkshire, England



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Thank you to Kim Smith and Tony Crofts for photos of Forres War Memorial