Circumstances of Death Certificate "Killed in Action".

This N.C.O. was one of a bombing party which went over in a raid on the enemy trenches, from which he did not return. The Germans later put up a cross signifying that he had been killed.

Location: Trenches near Wytschaete

Reported location of grave: Body not recovered for burial. 

Photograph provided by Marg Liessens and the International War Graves Photography Project.

On his attestation paper he designated his father Isaac Anderson as next of kin. Address given Inch Bridge Cottage, Montrose Cottage Scotland. Later on (I don't have a date) he added his mother Jane Anderson address given as Taycock Cottages Brechin Road Montrose Scotland. However, while in Europe he wrote a will giving his whole property to a Mrs. Kate Shrum nee Hinch  at 36 Argyle St. Halifax, 1891 census indicates she was born in England. On the 1891 census he is shown as a domestic age 10 with the Barry Family in Renfrew South. On the 1911 census he is shown age 28 Cape Breton South as a boarder with 19 others with the Sutherlands.