William John Anderson

Name

William John Anderson

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

13/11/1916
18

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
22887
Bedfordshire Regiment
4th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 2C
France

UK Memorials

Holy Trinity Church Memorial, Weston

Pre War

Born in 1898 in Weston to John and Fanny Anderson. 1911 Census: living with family at Mill Hill, Weston, Nr Stevenage, Herts, when he was a schoolboy.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Ampthill, Beds. Death presumed during the battle of Ancre Heights (13-18 November 1916). Action on the Somme was ceased after this battle when snow and thaw converted the ground into a quagmire.

Additional Information

War gratuity of £3. 10s granted to father John.

Acknowledgments

Peter Handy, Brenda Palmer