| 1896 - 1944|
||6 Jun 1896
||12 Fore Street, Coupar Angus, Perthshire
||Foster-son of Mr. and Mrs. William McDonald, of Coupar Angus, Perthshire
||28 Jan 1944
||Orvieto in Italy, bridge he was on while a POW was bombed by the Allies
||The Bird Tree
||10 May 2013 |
||William Anderson, b. May 1877, Dundee, Scotland , d. Bef 1925 |
||Margaret Lamond, b. 30 May 1880, St Martins, Perthshire , d. 11 Apr 1950, Causeway End, Coupar Angus |
||Annie Walker Spence, b. 29 Jan 1905, The Cottage, Craggish, Comrie, Perthshire , d. Abt 1985 |
||31 Dec 1925
||Wylie & someone's Tea Rooms, King Street, Crieff
| ||1. Annie Walker Anderson, b. 28 Sep 1926, Auchterrarder , d. 2012|
| ||2. William John Spence Anderson, b. 23 Sep 1927, Craiglea, Drummond Street, Comrie, Perthshire , d. 4 May 2006, Royal Infirmary, Perth |
| ||3. Dennis John Anderson, b. 8 Oct 1929, Comrie , d. Abt 2011|
| ||4. Olive Constance Clark Anderson, b. 31 Mar 1931, Comrie , d. Abt 1990|
| ||5. Living|
| ||6. Living|
» Slide Show
||World War 2|
These relatives gave their lives for their country and are remembered
||My Father was a Baker|
by Joan Comrie - July 1990 - about her father, Bill Anderson, who died on a train going over a bridge in Italy with hundreds of other POW’s on 28th January 1944.
||Bill Anderson - his childhood|
The story of William Anderson's unsettled early years where he began life as a bastard ...... and died a hero.
||Bill Anderson - the Great War|
Continuing his story and finding out about his service during WW1.
||Bill Anderson - with the original ending |
The photo of the Anderson Clan was taken in about 1930 and includes (centre) Bill Anderson.
||Bill Anderson - the incredible story|
Having found him commemorated on the CWGC memorial at Alamein and his death certificate confirming him dying a POW in North Africa, it looked pretty well cut and dried.
A lot has been written about these battles but little did I know at the time but I had relatives from both my adopted and birth families taking part.
||Bill Anderson - unbelievable but true|
How a memo from Churchill to Roosevelt about a bridge in Orvietto, connected to my grandfather who was being transported to Germany.