Lieutenant David Anderson

Biography of Lieutenant David Anderson

Lieutenant David Anderson was born on the 17th January 1886, the eldest son of Alexander Anderson, a Draper, and Maggie Anderson of Heathmount, Buchanan Drive, in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire. David attended the West Coats Higher Grade School in Cambuslang, then the Glasgow High School before graduating MB ChB from the University of Glasgow in July 1908, aged 22.

David Anderson was killed on 13th September 1917 and buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, IV. D. 77. He is listed on the Harraton Memorial (then in County Durham, now Tyne and Wear) as Dr D Anderson and there was a David Anderson living in 2, South View in 1915 according to the Electoral Roll for that year.

In the Chester-le-Street Chronicle for 26th October 1917 there is an article headed "Fatfield’s Enthusiasm" in which there is a reference to Dr Anderson who was ‘killed at the front’ and it mentions his ‘wife and little one’ saying that she ‘taught classes in the village’ - perhaps first aid (there definitely were first aid classes in the village) or perhaps music.

When he died, he was living at 4 South View, Fatfield, and survived by his wife, Maggie Todd Anderson, and by a child. He is also remembered on the Roll of Honour of the High School of Glasgow.


Lieutenant David Anderson
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps 37th Motor Ambulance Convoy attd. 4th Stationary Hospital
Degree: MB ChB
Awards: N/A
Comments: Died on service, 13 September 1917.
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/944
Photo ID: Ch 4/4/2/2/9


Biography: Biography details contributed by Peter Welsh.

University of Glasgow Faculty, General Council and Registry records.

Burial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Find War Dead

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