Robert Coventry Anderson

RankSecond Lieutenant Robert Coventry Anderson
MedalsBritish War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentRoyal Field Artillery, 282 Brigade
Military Service

Anderson served as a trooper in the South African Constabulary during the South African War and was awarded the South Africa Medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal.
He enlisted as Gunner 153534 in the Royal Field Artillery in 1916 and was commissioned in the Royal Horse & Royal Field Artillery on 27 April 1917. The War Diary of 282 Brigade RFA has not been accessed so no details of his service are known.


c1879, Glasgow

Death4th November 1917
Circumstances of Death

Died of wounds at No 47 Casualty Clearing Station at Dozinghem

BurialDozinghem Military Cemetery, XIII A 12
CWGC Information

Son of James and Agnes Campbell Willison Anderson. Native of Glasgow.

Father's Occupation

James Anderson (1829-1887) & Agnes C Willison (1845-1909), marr 1866 Douglas, Lanarkshire


Isabella C (1867-1934), David A (1869-1925), Agnes W [Mrs W B Runciman] (c1877-1930), John (c1873-), James (1875-1932), Alice G (c1882-)




Kelvinside Academy


Soldier, clerk

1881 Census

6 Queens Terrace, Glasgow

1891 Census

1 Marlborough Terrace, Glasgow

1901 Census

South African War?

Home Address


Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Epsilon Lair 511
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial
Douglas Valley Church

Other Information

At some point after the South African War (possibly in 1906) Anderson emigrated to Argentina where he became a rancher on the Estancia La Caledonia at Colonia Alvear. In April 1912, while resident at Campana, Argentina he joined the Campana Masonic Lodge. He returned from Argentina in April 1916 to enlist.

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry, and Find my past.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Family Search

Scotlands People

The Long, Long Trail

The Scottish War Memorials Project



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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