Casualty details

ANDERSON, WILLIAM

Rank:
Corporal
Service No:
8191
Date of Death:
13/03/1915
Age:
29
Regiment/Service:
Yorkshire Regiment
 
2nd Bn.
Awards:
V C
Panel Reference
Panel 12.
Memorial
LE TOURET MEMORIAL

Additional Information:

Native of Dallas, Elgin, Morayshire.


Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette", dated 21st May, 1915, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery at Neuve-Chapelle on 12th March, 1915, when he led three men with bombs against a large party of the enemy who had entered our trenches, and by his prompt and determined action saved, what might otherwise have become, a serious situation. Cpl. Anderson first threw his own bombs, then those in possession of his three men (who had been wounded) amongst the Germans, after which he opened rapid rifle fire upon them with great effect, notwithstanding that he was at the time quite alone".

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LE TOURET MEMORIAL

Casualty Record Detail
Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais

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