John Anderson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 305018
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
  • Unit/Ship: 3rd Highland Field Ambulance
  • Place of Death: Dover
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 03.11.1917
  • Burial Country: Scotland
  • Cemetery: Eastern Necropolis, Dundee
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: KK. 5. 532B.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 281 Hilltown, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Agnes Helen Dalgetty Anderson, 470 King St West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

  • Children:

    Lillias, born 28.09.1917

More about John Anderson

Private Anderson of the 3rd Highland Field Ambulance was attached to 2nd/2nd Northern Field Ambulance when he died on 3rd November 1917. Anderson is interred in Eastern Necropolis, Dundee which suggests that, as bodies were not routinely repatriated in WWI, he died of wounds or illness in Dundee.

John Anderson   305018   Royal Army Medical Corps

Buried with Military Honours.

The remains of Private John Anderson of the R.A.M.C., who died from wounds, were laid to rest with full military honours on Wednesday.  A detachment of Royal Scots was in attendance, and a large number of citizens followed the mournful procession to the Eastern Necropolis.  Deceased, whose widow resides at 281 Hilltown, was going up the line, when he was hit on the back by a piece of shrapnel.  Dangerously wounded, he was conveyed to Dover, where he died on Saturday.  Private Anderson was 24 years of age, was a well-known city Territorial, and enthusiastic member of the Blackness Bowling Club.  He is survived by his widow and a six-weeks old daughter.

Dundee People’s Journal 10th November 1917

A similar report is printed in the Dundee Courier 9th November 1917

Information kindly supplied by Jim Flood, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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