Great War Dundee
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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 2489
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 26
- Date of Death: 28.03.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Chocques Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.A.58.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 2 Milnes East Wynd
- Occupation: Bleacher, Watson & Shield, Balmossie Bleachfield
Jane Anderson or Doran, 18 Dempster St, Dundee
James & Lawrence
More about Charles Anderson
Charles was the brother of Driver Lawrence Anderson 18414, 51st Field Company Royal Engineers, who was killed in action 13.05.1915. Lawrence served under the name of LOW George.
SOLDIER WHO DIED OF WOUNDS.
HAS TWO BROTHERS AT THE FRONT.
Pte. Charles Anderson’s relatives, who live at 1 Milne’s East Wynd, have received the official intimation that he died on 28th March of wounds received in action—only this and nothing more. When and how he was wounded they do not know. Private Anderson was 26 years of age, and was employed as a bleacher at Balmossie Bleachfield by Messrs Watson and Shield. He joined the “Forth” in September last.
Two of Private Anderson’s brothers are soldiers, and both are on the Continent. Private James Anderson, 2nd Black Watch, is at present attached to the R.A.M.C. at Havre No. 9 Stationary Hospital, where he was removed suffering from frostbite. On 23rd November he was slightly wounded, but made a quick recovery and was soon back in the firing line. He is 38 years of age.
The second brother, Driver Lawrence Anderson, Royal Engineers, is 25 years of age.
Dundee Courier 22nd April 1915
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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