Enlisted in London in 1915 and was formerly 5941 London Regiment and was killed in action. In 1916 he served in Egypt, but by 1918 had returned to Europe and was in Belgium when he was killed. London Scottish Unit History Extracts - 14th October 1918: “The assault was timed for 5.35am, and the smoke shells fired gave some degree of protection to the advancing infantry. The German outposts, demoralised and dazed by the intensity of the barrage, capitulated at once, but the machine-gunners behind them showed more spirit and began to cause serious casualties. By 7.35am their objective had been attained. Suddenly a light wind lifted the smoke and the Scottish, by now digging in, became easy targets for the Germans who had retired to a hedgerow some 500 yards away.” Extract from an officer’s letter to Alfred's Parents: Anderson was busy firing his gun, and doing very good work when hit by an enemy machine gun bullet. He felt no pain at all poor boy and was killed instantaneously.