Patrick William Anderson

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Patrick William Anderson

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Originally from Arbroath, Patrick William Anderson worked for many years as a policeman in Yorkshire before returning to Scotland upon his retirement. During the late 1980s he began the task of researching the history of his uncle, Lieutenant Patrick Wright Anderson, who had died of war wounds received during the First World War. The collection consists of Patrick William Anderson's correspondence with librarians, archivists and publishers and contains articles written by him. Apart from researching his uncle's war service history Anderson also campaigned to have his uncle's sacrifice offically recognised. Because Lieutenant Anderson died after the 31st August 1921 he was not entitled to be listed in the War Graves Commission register or have an official "war graves" headstone. As a result of the efforts of his nephew his name was added to the rolls of honour at the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle, and the Tayforth Universities Officers Training Corps building in St Andrews.


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