David G. Anderson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Cupar
  • Service no: 1717
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 5 Hedge Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Carter
  • Mother:

    Isabella Anderson, c/o Mrs Lindsay, 8 Hunter St, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    1 Brother

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David G. Anderson

Son of Mr & Mrs Anderson of Dundee.

David G. Anderson   1717  Highland Light Infantry



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

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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