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William Anderson
Birth: Dec. 28, 1882
Death: Mar. 23, 1915

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) 
Le Touret Military Cemetery
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: Le Touret Memorial, Panel 12 (No Known Grave)
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Record added: Sep 25, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9517034
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