Private Douglas Anderson

Private Douglas Macclesfield Anderson, 7th Battalion ( 1st British Columbia Regiment ) Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was killed in action on 24th April 1915 near Keerselaere during the Second Battle of Ypres, aged 22. ( His brother John was severely wounded in the same action).He was the son of Colonel W.M. and Mrs Edith Anderson of Morebattle Tofts and is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. That period saw very heavy German attacks on the Canadians in their attempt to break through the British lines.The line was held despite the German use of gas but at severe cost. He had been born in Morebattle in 1895 and had been educated at Wellington College, Berkshire from 1905-1908

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