Archibald Roland Anderson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: London
  • Service no: 25771
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion, attached to 10th Royal West Surrey Regiment
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 28.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.F.115.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Clerk, Alexander Shanks & Son Ltd, Dens Iron Works, Arbroath & London
  • Mother:

    Christina Anderson 26, Ladyloan, Arbroath

  • Father:

    John Roland Anderson, 26 Ladyloan, Arbroath

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Archibald Roland Anderson

Archibald received a gun shot wound to the chest, 27.07.1916 and died the following day. His Captain, writing to his parents said ” He was a good soldier, liked by everyone in his company. There was a call for volunteers for a job, and he was one of the first to come forward. He went through a lot, and the job was a success.”

For reasons unknown Archibald is not listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour.

 

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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