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Anderson, J.G., Pte., 1916
In Ovillers Military Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of 23/1178 Private John Glennie Anderson, serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers who died 01/07/1916.

Rev. David Youngson has submitted the following:

23/1178 Private John Glennie ANDERSON
Northumberland Fusilier 23rd Battalion
(Tyneside Scottish)
Some records indicate that he was a Piper

He was born at Banchory, Kincardineshire, Scotland. A Taylorís Cutter residing at 37 High Street, Blyth, he was Initiated into 659 Blagdon Lodge, Masonic Hall, Beaconsfield Street, Blyth on the 8th November 1911; Passed 17th January 1912 and Raised on the 20th March 1912. He enlisted at Newcastle on Tyne and was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme on the 1st July 1916 aged 40. He is buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France, Grave Reference XIV.H.10.

John Glennie Anderson is remembered in Blyth on B42.24 and B42.32 in London on Masonic Roll of Honour and on the North East Masonic Roll of Honour


The CWGC entry for Private Anderson

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk