Alexander Anderson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 27007
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Forfar
  • Address: 27 Lyon Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Calender Worker, Baxter Bros Ltd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jean Anderson, 27 Lyon St, Dundee

  • Father:

    David Anderson, 27 Lyon St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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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