The Men

The Men

Sunday, 19 January 2014

* Lieutenant Henry McDonnell Anderson

Source: Tom Burnell, author and military historian.
Lieutenant Henry McDonnell Anderson

Originally of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) regimental Number 1239, but according to the London Gazette, was promoted to Second Lieutenant with the Northumberland Fusiliers, 11th September 1915.  The Black Watch regiment wore kilts!
On his Medal Index Card, the correspondence address  is given as '3 Cromwell Road, Belfast, Ireland' and says that he landed in France on 5th May, 1915.  (

He died 30th May, 1918
Note: Lieutenant, D Coy, 5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers attd. 63rd Battalion,
Machine Gun Corps.

Died of wounds received in enemy air raid at Doullens. Son of John and Mary Anderson, of 32 Dargle Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin. Native of Portaferry, Co. Down
Burial:Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt Departement de la SommePicardie, FrancePlot: III. A. 9.

The Irish Times, May 30, 1919: Roll of Honour.  Anderson-In loving memory of Lieutenant H McD Anderson (Harry), Northumberland Fusiliers, who died in hospital at Doullens, France, (hospital bombed), 30th May, 1918. 

Irish Independent. Lieutenant H McD Anderson, Died of wounds, son of Mr John Anderson, 32 Dargle Road, Dublin. he had been wounded and in hospital when it was bombed by enemy aircraft. III. A. 9. Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt in France..

Source: Tome Burnell, War Historian

The battalion diary for the 63rd MGC states:
 May 27th. 1 Officer Wounded, Lieut. H. McD. Anderson. D Coy. Battalion location P.27.b.3.2, Near Varennes & about 500 yards south of Forceville.
Source: Here

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