David Chalmers Anderson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Glasgow
  • Service no: 10325
  • Rank: Guardsman
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 16.09.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 7D

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 17.09.1889
  • Place of Birth: Arbirlot
  • Address: 35 Church Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Police Constable, Glasgow
  • Mother:

    Catherine Anderson nee Jolly, 35 Church St, Dundee

  • Father:

    William Anderson, 35 Church St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Alexander, George and  7 other siblings

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Chalmers Anderson

David has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. David was the brother of Guardsman Alexander Jolly Anderson, 13528, 3rd Battalion Scots Guards, who died of pneumonia, 31.03.1915 & Sgt George Anderson M.M. 8836, Machine Gun Corps, who also served and returned home safely.

David Chalmers Anderson    10325   Scots Guards

SECOND BREAK IN DUNDEE FAMILY.

Mrs Anderson, who resides at 35 Church Street, Dundee, has received official intimation that her son Private David Chalmers Anderson, Scots Guards, was killed in action on the 16th of last month.  Prior to enlistment Private Anderson was a member of the Glasgow Police Force, and had been with the constabulary for four years.  A son of Mrs Anderson Private Alex. Anderson, also of the Scots Guards, died of pneumonia some five weeks after enlistment.  A son is at present in training with the Scots Greys.

Dundee Courier 9th October 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Elspeth Johnston, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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