Anderson, William Fyfe
Private, 2 Bn Bedfordshire Regiment
about 1892 in Broughty Ferry
George Anderson (Gardener at Northcliff) and Ann
Date of death (Aged about 24)
12 October 1916
No known grave
Pier and Face 2C Thiepval Memorial
Census 1911 at North Cliff Lodge, William Anderson (19) born Broughty Ferry, Domestic Gardener, son of George (61) Domestic Gardener and Ann
Assumed to have moved south for employment and enlisted in the local regiment.
Killed in action (presumed to be in the battle of Le Transloy, Somme.
During this two day battle the battalion had 15 officers and 242 other ranks killed).
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Scottish War Memorials Project
Soldiers Died in Great War
National Archives. Medal Card. Soldier’s Effects
www.bedfordregiment.org.uk (extract from Battalion War Diary)
Here dead we lie, Because we did not choose
To live and shame the land, From which we sprung.
Life, to be sure, Is nothing much to lose,
But young men think it is, And we were young.
When You Go Home,
Tell Them Of Us And Say,
For Your Tomorrow,
We gave our Today
[Kohima, attributed to John Maxwell Edmonds]
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
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