George Anderson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 3/3463
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 25.01.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Blairgowrie
  • Address: 74 Ann Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: East Port Calender, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Catherine Anderson, 1718-6th Ave East, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

  • Children:

    Margaret, born 09.02.1903, George, born 04.02.1905, Mary Ann, born 16.12.1906, Eliza, born 11.04.1911 & Jemima, born 22.09.1914

More about George Anderson

George has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.

George Anderson Davidson  3/3463 1st Black Watch  (served under Anderson)

BLACK WATCH TOLL AT LA BASSEE.

DUNDEE HOMES LOSE BREAD WINNERS.

Many a Dundee home has now a vacant chair as a result of the severe fighting at La Bassee.  To the list of local heroes struck down in that district has to be added the name of Private George Anderson Davidson, who was a member of the 1st Black Watch.  Deceased, who was more generally known by the name of Anderson, met a soldier’s death on 25th January, and leaves a widow and five young children at 74 Ann Street to mourn his loss.  The eldest of the family of five is twelve, and the youngest, a girl of only four months, has never seen her father, he having been recalled to his regiment as a reservist before she was born.  Anderson originally hailed from Blairgowrie.  Prior to rejoining the colours, he was employed in East Port Calender.

Dundee Courier 15th February 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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