John G. Anderson

Military Information

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  • Service no: Clyde Z/5648
  • Rank: Able Seaman
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  • Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Anson Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: No1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, France
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 17/11/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XII.E.7.

Personal Information

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  • Address: 9 Patons Lane, Dundee
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    Mary Anderson, 9 Patons Lane, Dundee

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More about John G. Anderson

John Anderson   CZ/5648   Anson Bn   Royal Naval Division

ANDERSONDied of wounds, on 17th November 1916, A.B. John Anderson, R.N.D., aged 27 years, beloved husband of Mary Gardiner, 9 Paton’s Lane, Dundee. – Inserted by his brother and sister-in-law, Mr and Mrs Anderson, 40 Hunter Street, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 25th November 1916

ANDERSONIn loving memory of my dear husband, A.B. John Anderson, R.N.D., who died of wounds received in action in France, on 17th November 1916, aged 27 years ; also my dear mother, who died on 14th November 1915. – Inserted by Mrs Anderson and children, 9 Paton’s Lane, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 16th November 1918

John G Anderson was the husband of Mrs Mary Anderson of 9 Patons Lane, Dundee and of 108 McLennan Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow. In 1915 he volunteered to join the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve onboard for service in the Royal Naval Division. After initial Naval Training at the Crystal Palace in South London he was sent to Blandford Camp in Dorset for advanced military training. On completion, he was drafted to the Anson Battalion in March 1916 which was undertaking garrison duties on the island of Lemnos in the Aegean after the withdrawal from Gallipoli. From here he went to France and was hospitalised there for a short period. In May the RND started to transfer to France and the Western Front. Their first action in France took place on the Somme on 13 November and captured their objective, the village of Beaucourt. It was in this attack that John Anderson was seriously wounded by a shell fragment in his right thigh. His right leg was amputated but John Anderson died from his wounds four days later in the No 1 Canadian General Hospital in Etaples, Northern France. He is buried in the Etaples Cemetery, grave number XII-E-7. His name is also on the St Clement’s Roman Catholic Church Memorial.

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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