Gnr
Peter Paterson Anderson

Information about birth

Date of birth:
13/01/1879
Place of birth:
Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

General information

Profession:
Upholster

Army information

Country:
Scotland, United Kingdom
Force:
British Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Gunner
Service number:
227514
Enlistment place:
Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Units:
 —  Royal Field Artillery, "B" Bty.  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
15/08/1917
Place of death:
Verbrandenmolen, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
38

Cemetery

The Huts Cemetery
Plot: III
Row: A
Grave: 11

Distinctions and medals 2

Points of interest 2

#1 Place of birth
#2 Enlistment place

My story

Gunner Peter Paterson Anderson served in “B” Battery of the 298th Army Brigade Royal Field Artillery. The Army Brigade participated in the Third Battle of Ypres, which started on the 31st of July 1917.

On the 22nd and 23rd of July 1917 “A”, “B” and “C” Batteries of the Army Brigade took up positions between Fosse Wood and Ravine Wood. The guns of “B” Battery were stationed at the hamlet of Verbrandenmolen. The Brigade came under tactical control of the 24th Divisional Artillery. On the opening day of the offensive the Batteries consequently supported the attack of the 72nd Infantry Brigade of the 24th Division near Bodmin Copse and Shrewsburry Forest, after which it supported the Division in the frontlines.

Gunner Peter Paterson Anderson was killed in action on the 15th of August 1917, while his Battery was still positioned at Verbrandenmolen. He possibly fell victim due to German Counter-battery fire. He was buried on the Huts Cemetery in Dikkebus.

Files 1

Sources 5

"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 20-22.
Sources used
Ancestry
http://home.ancestry.co.uk/
Further reference
CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/155920/anderson,-/
Sources used
The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Sources used
War Diary 298th Army Brigade Royal Field Artillery
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/2850fedff740489f8a424156a6240367
Further reference