PrivateANDERSON, ERIC

Service Number 4347754

Died 06/04/1943

Aged 27

5th Bn.
East Yorkshire Regiment

V C

Son of George and Mary Ann Anderson, of Fagley, Yorkshire; husband of Irene Anderson, of Fagley.

Inscription

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

Citation

The citation in the London Gazette of 29th July, 1943, gives the following details

On 6th April, 1943, a battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment was attacking a strongly held enemy locality on the Wadi Akarit in Tunisia. One company of the battalion was forced to withdraw in the face of intense and accurate machine-gun and mortar fire, leaving a few wounded in the open. Private Anderson, a stretcher-bearer, carried three wounded men from the bullet-swept slope, and while administering first aid to the fourth man was hit and mortally wounded. By this valour, complete disregard for personal safety and courage under fire, Private Anderson probably saved the lives of three of his comrades. His gallantry was an inspiration to all who witnessed it.

Buried at SFAX WAR CEMETERY

Location: Tunisia
Number of casualties: 1204

Cemetery/memorial reference: II. C. 14.

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Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.
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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.