This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 23633
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 29
- Date of Death: 30.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 10B, 11B & 12B
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 100 Foundry Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Wallace Craigie Works, Dundee
Douglas Anderson, 12 Crescent Lane, Dundee
More about James Anderson
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
James Anderson 23633 Northumberland Fusiliers
DUNDEE NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIER KILLED.
Intimation has been received of the death in action on 30th July of Private James Anderson, a Dundee man, who was in the Northumberland Fusiliers. Deceased, who was 29 years of age, formerly resided at 100 Foundry Lane, and he was a son of Mr Douglas Anderson, 16 Crescent Lane.
Previous to enlistment he had been employed in Wallace Craigie Works (Messrs William Halley & Sons) for the lengthy period of seventeen years.
Private Anderson went on active service at the beginning of this year. Subsequently he was placed for a time on the invalid list with trench feet, but returned to the front some six weeks prior to his falling in battle.
Dundee Courier 23rd August 1916
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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