Robert Coventry Anderson

Second Lieutenant Robert Coventry Anderson
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Royal Field Artillery, 282 Brigade
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
Died of wounds at No 47 Casualty Clearing Station at Dozinghem
BurialDozinghem Military Cemetery, XIII A 12
Son of James and Agnes Campbell Willison Anderson. Native of Glasgow.
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
6 Queens Terrace, Glasgow
1 Marlborough Terrace, Glasgow
South African War?
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Epsilon Lair 511
Scottish National War Memorial Douglas Valley Church
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 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 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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