2nd Lieutenant James Alexander Anderson

Biography of 2nd Lieutenant James Alexander Anderson

James Alexander Anderson was born 19th July 1893. His father was the Chief Constable in Coatbridge near Glasgow.

In 1912 he came to the University of Glasgow to study for a BSc in Agriculture. During his time at the university he took: Maths, Natural Philosophy and Chemistry. He never finished his degree, however, because of the outbreak of the First World War.

James was a member of the Officers Training Corps 1914-1915. He was gazetted to the Black Watch and fought with the 8th and 11th battalions. He died at the Somme, killed in action during the Battle of Warlencourt on 19th October 1916. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

Summary

2nd Lieutenant James Alexander Anderson
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: 11th Black Watch
Degree: Student
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action, 19 October 1916
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/633, 945
Photo ID: N/A

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