Gnr Anderson Peter Paterson

  • Date of birth: 13/01/1879
  • Place of birth: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Date of death: 15/08/1917
  • Place of death: Verbrandenmolen, Belgium
  • Cause of death: Killed in action (K.I.A.)
  • Age: 38
  • Profession: Upholster
  • Country: Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Service number: 227514
  • Enlistment date: Unknown
  • Enlistment place: Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Last known unit: Royal Field Artillery, "B" Bty.
  • Force: British Expeditionary Force


Additional information

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.