Lest We Forget

1914 - 1918

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.

Anderson, William Fyfe

Rank
Private, 2 Bn Bedfordshire Regiment
Service Number
13176
Born
about 1892 in Broughty Ferry
Parents
George Anderson (Gardener at Northcliff) and Ann
Date of death (Aged about 24)
12 October 1916
Grave
No known grave
Other Memorials
Inverkeithing Memorial.
Pier and Face 2C Thiepval Memorial

Other Information

Census 1911 at North Cliff Lodge, William Anderson (19) born Broughty Ferry, Domestic Gardener, son of George (61) Domestic Gardener and Ann

Assumed to have moved south for employment and enlisted in the local regiment.

Killed in action (presumed to be in the battle of Le Transloy, Somme. During this two day battle the battalion had 15 officers and 242 other ranks killed).


Sources

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Scottish War Memorials Project

Census 1911

Soldiers Died in Great War

National Archives. Medal Card. Soldier’s Effects

www.bedfordregiment.org.uk (extract from Battalion War Diary)

Alex Morris


Here dead we lie, Because we did not choose
To live and shame the land, From which we sprung.

Life, to be sure, Is nothing much to lose,
But young men think it is, And we were young.

[A.E. Housman]

When You Go Home,
Tell Them Of Us And Say,

For Your Tomorrow,
We gave our Today

[Kohima, attributed to John Maxwell Edmonds]

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