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Anderson, G.C., Cpl., 1917
In Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, is the Commonwealth War Grave of 37186 Corporal George Collin Anderson, serving with D Battery 113th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, who died 02/06/1917.

Morpeth Herald 15/06/1917 carries a brief obituary:

Corporal George Colin [sic] Anderson, a stepson of Mr Robert Oldfield, of 11 Goschen Street, Blyth, has been killed while performing an act of humanity in trying to rescue a wounded comrade. Before enlistment, Corporal Anderson, who was 32 years of age, was employed as a cartman at Newbiggin, and before that worked in the local mines.

One of his comrades has written to Mrs Kemp, his sister, describing his death. He says: I have an unpleasant piece of news for you. Your brother, Corporal Anderson, of this battery, was killed yesterday (June 2nd) by a shell. He dashed out of the pit to drag in another man who was wounded by the first shell, when another came and killed them both. He had only been up there one day. His death has cast a gloom over the whole battery, and everyone is sorry to lose him, as he was one of the best.

He is remembered in Blyth on B42.24


The CWGC entry for Corporal Anderson

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