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Corporal WILLIAM ANDERSON

Service Number: 8191
Regiment & Unit/Ship

Yorkshire Regiment

2nd Bn.

Date of Death

Died 13 March 1915

Age 29 years old

Buried or commemorated at

LE TOURET MEMORIAL

Panel 12.

France

  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross
  • Additional Info Native of Dallas, Elgin, Morayshire.
  • Additional Citation note

    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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