Charles Coventry Anderson

Lieutenant
1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Anson Battalion, RN Division
1906 Charles Anderson joined the RNVR and as a result he attended the ter-centenary celebrations at Quebec in 1908 on HMS Duncan, a pre-dreadnought battleship 1913 He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Clyde division of the RNVR on 8 April. 1914 At the outbreak of war he was not required for a sea-going position and instead was posted to the Anson Battalion, 2nd Royal Naval Brigade of the Royal Naval Division on 25 August. He took part in the Defence of Antwerp from 4 – 10 October 1914. 1915 On 28 February he was posted to the force for the Gallipoli campaign, the RN Division landing at Gallipoli on 25 April. Charles Anderson led the beach party at X Beach from HMS Implacable, on which Fleet Surgeon Adrian A Forrester d. 25/4/1915 was also serving. Charles Anderson was subsequently killed in action on 8 May during the Second Battle of Krithia when he is described as having fallen in the first advance up the Achi Baba Nullah. [caption id="attachment_2456" align="aligncenter" width="300"]From: Gaskell, A. History of the Medical Unit of the Royal Naval Division from its inception to the Evacuation of Gallipoli, c.1916. From: Gaskell, A. History of the Medical Unit of the Royal Naval Division from its inception to the Evacuation of Gallipoli, c.1916. http://www.anzacs.org/maps/RNDmedicalUnitsHelles4_6_15.html[/caption]

1 February 1888, Glasgow
Death8th May 1915
27
MemorialHelles Memorial, Panel 8 to 15
On 25 August 1919 a report was received via Adjutant General Royal Marines from Chaplain H.C. Foster that Charles Anderson had been buried about 50 yards from the "Brown House" on 8 May 1915 [Brown House is marked on the above map just above the V of RN DIV]. However as his name is recorded on the Helles Memorial it seems that the site of his grave was lost or, possibly, he is one of the unidentified men lying in the Gallipoli cemeteries.
Son of David Anderson, of 8, Westbourne Terrace, Glasgow. B.Sc. (Glasgow University). Led the beach party at Implacable landing and fell in the first advance up the Achi Baba Nullah.
David Anderson (1838-1927) and Margaret Reid Brown (d. 1889)
Textile manufacturer; Atlantic Mills, Bridgeton
Arthur (c1884-1956), Agnes (c1886-), Margaret (c1887-), David (c1890-)
Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow. In 1908, Anderson enrolled at the University of Glasgow to pursue a degree in Science. After passing his preliminary examinations, his first year classes included Mathematics, Natural Philosophy (Physics), Chemistry and Physical Laboratory. On 2 April 1912, Anderson graduated BSc and went on to work as an engineer [caption id="attachment_2457" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Matriculation slip 1908-09 - by courtesy University of Glasgow Matriculation slip 1908-09 - by courtesy University of Glasgow[/caption]

1911 - Apprentice mechanical engineer (part time)
Westbourne Terrace, Kelvinside, Glasgow
8 Westbourne Terrace, Kelvinside, Glasgow
8 Westbourne Terrace, Kelvinside, Glasgow
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Epsilon Lair 588
Scottish National War Memorial Kelvinside Academy War Memorial
Member of University of Glasgow gymnastics team for three years. On 20 September 1913 Charles Anderson sailed as a passenger on SS Royal Edward from Bristol to Quebec, Canada, arriving on 27 September. It is not known the purpose of his trip or when he returned to Scotland.
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch 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 the University of Glasgow, Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk), Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk), Commonwealth War Graves Commission – www.cwgc.org The Long, Long Trail - http://www.1914-1918.net Scotlands People – www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk The Scottish War Memorials Project – www.warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com
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Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

 
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