Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 27007
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
- Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 20
- Date of Death: 24.05.1916
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: B.22
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Forfar
- Address: 27 Lyon Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Calender Worker, Baxter Bros Ltd, Dundee
Jean Anderson, 27 Lyon St, Dundee
David Anderson, 27 Lyon St, Dundee
Robert & 1 other brother (name unknown)
More about Alexander Anderson
Alexander Anderson 27007 Royal Scots
DUNDEE FOOTBALLER KILLED IN ACTION.
Official intimation was received yesterday that Private Alexander Anderson, Royal Scots, had been killed in action.
Private Anderson, whose parents reside at 27 Lyon Street, Dundee, was shot by a sniper. He was twenty-one years of age, and prior to joining the colours was employed as a calender worker with Baxter Bros & Co., Ltd. Deceased was a well-known junior footballer. He played at left-half for Parkhead, Midmill, while afterwards he joined the Stobswell.
Dundee Courier 9th June 1916
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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