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William Herbert Anderson
Birth: Dec. 29, 1881
Death: Mar. 25, 1918

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in , he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, British Army. On March 25, 1918, when the enemy attacked on the right of the battalion frontage and succeeded in penetrating the woods held by his men, Lieutenant Colonel made his way across the open in full view of the enemy. Reaching the men, he succeeded in gathering the remainder of the two right companies. He personally led the counter attack, drove the enemy from the wood, capturing twelve machine guns, seventy German prisoners and restored the original line of defense. Later that same day, when the enemy had penetrated the line near a village, he reorganized his men and brought them forward to a position of readiness for a counter attack. He led the attack in person with the utmost disregard for his own safety and drove the enemy from his position, which resulted himself losing his life. For most conspicuous bravery, determination and gallantry leading his command, he was posthumously awared the Victoria Cross on May 3, 1918. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Peronne Road Cemetery
Maricourt
Departement de la Somme
Picardie, France
Plot: II.G.36.
 
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Record added: Nov 21, 2004
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With great repsect for your courage.
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