Private Thomas Anderson

Private Thomas John Anderson, 10th ( Service ) Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. He died from wounds, aged 26, suffered during the Battle of the Somme in France on the 23rd September 1916. He had been born in Norham and was the son of Mr and Mrs John Anderson and the husband of Ellen Anderson of Detchant, Belford. He is buried in Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France. He had originally enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers but after being posted to France in August he was transferred to the Yorkshires. He left a widow and three children. The photos show troops on the Somme and the colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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