This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
David G. Anderson
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Cupar
- Service no: 1717
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 25
- Date of Death: 06.06.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Vermelles British Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: III.E.7.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 5 Hedge Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Carter
Isabella Anderson, c/o Mrs Lindsay, 8 Hunter St, Dundee
More about David G. Anderson
Son of Mr & Mrs Anderson of Dundee.
David G. Anderson 1717 Highland Light Infantry
OFFICER PAYS A FINE TRIBUTE
TO A BRAVE DUNDEE SOLDIER.
Mrs Anderson, 5 Hedge Road, Dundee, has suffered a double bereavement by the war. In October, 1914, one of her sons, a reservist of the Black Watch, was killed in action, and now official information has been received that a younger son Private D. G. Anderson, of the Highland Light Infantry, fell in action on 6th June.
Private Anderson, who was 25 years of age, was attached to a trench mortar battery, and in a letter to the deceased soldier’s mother the Commanding Officer says :–“He died in such a manner as all good soldiers would wish to die, instantaneously and with his face to the foe manning his gun. Your son was a favourite with both officers and men, and His Majesty was never served by a more loyal and faithful soldier.
“Personally, I feel his loss greatly, as he was one of my best gunners.”
Twenty-five years of age, Private Anderson enlisted shortly after his brother was killed. He was previously employed as a carter at Cowdenbeath.
Dundee Courier 23rd June 1916
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