Lieutenant Charles Coventry Anderson

Biography of Lieutenant Charles Coventry Anderson

Charles Coventry Anderson, matriculation slip 1908-09
Charles Coventry Anderson, matriculation slip 1908-09

Charles Coventry Anderson graduated BSc from the University in 1912. He was born on 1 February 1888 in Glasgow, son of David Anderson, a textile manufacturer until 1910.

In 1908, Anderson enrolled at the University to pursue a degree in Science, while residing at 8 Westbourne Terrace, Kelvinside. After passing his preliminary examinations, his first year classes included Mathematics, Natural Philosophy (Physics), Chemistry and Physical Laboratory. On 2 April 1912, Anderson graduated BSc and went on to work as an engineer signing up as a volunteer in the army during World War One.

Anderson enlisted in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve and fought at Gallipoli, Turkey, as part of the Anson Battalion. He was made Lieutenant and is reported to have helped lead the landing of the battleship 'Implacable' on 24 April 1915.

Lieutenant Anderson was killed in action on 8 May 1915 in the Achi Baba Nullah (also known as 'Blood Valley') as part of the Second Battle of Krithia. He was one of two men to have died on that day from his brigade and was 27 years old.

The final resting place of Anderson is unknown, however, his name is listed on panel 8 to 15 of the Helles Memorial, in Gallipoli, Turkey.


Lieutenant Charles Coventry Anderson
Born 1 February 1888.
Died 8 May 1915.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: BSc, 1912; Science and Engineering,
Occupation categories: engineers
Record last updated: 12th Jun 2014

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