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AndersonJohn3036Source: Attestation papers. See image on this site.Railway Pioneer Regiment
AndersonJohnLieutenant and QMANDERSON, JOHN, Lieutenant, was born in Morayshire, 17 October 1852, son of John and Annie Andlerson, of Forres, Scotland.  He was educated at Public School, Rafford, Forres.  He served in the Royal Scots Greys for 13½ years: exchanged to Army Service Corps 29 August 1896, as Quartermaster, and served with it for 20 years.  He served in the Matabele Rebellion, 1896, as Assistant Supply Officer (Medal); was Assistant Controller, BSA Company, 1896-1900.  He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, employed as Supply Officer, Rhodesian Regiment October 1899 to May 1900; with the Rhodesian Field Force, May to October 1900, and with the South African Constabulary, October 1900 to May 1902; was present in operations in the Transvaal, 1900-2.  He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901], received the Queen's Medal and four clasps; the King's Medal and two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June, 1902]: "John Anderson, Honorary Lieutenant and Quartermaster, Army Service Corps.  In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa".  The DSO was presented by General Lyttelton 25 March 1903.  He was DAAG, General Carrington's Rhodesian Field Force, May to October 1900; joined the South African Constabulary 23 October 1900, as Controller, with rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Lieutenant Colonel Anderson retired from the Army in 1905, and in 1906 from his appointment as Controller, South African Constabulary.  Lieutenant Colonel Anderson married, 19 August 1878, at Dundalk, Philippa Charlotte Taylor, daughter of Henry Taylor, of Portsmouth. Their children were: John, born in 1882; William, born in 1885 (Lieutenant, 6th South African Infantry; killed in action 10 August 1916, in German East Africa); Hannah and Violet.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Army Service Corps
AndersonJohnKrooQSA (0). Medal returned
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Barrosa
AndersonJohn2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Duke of Albany's Ross-shire Buffs) Seaforth Highl
AndersonJohn1017Attested: Nov 1902. Source: CMP1Cape Police
AndersonJohn528TrooperQSA (2)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Elandslaagte
Imperial Light Horse
AndersonJohn528TrooperQSA (2) Eland DoL
Provisional list of recipients
Source: Ladysmith Siege Account and Medal Roll
Imperial Light Horse
AndersonJohnHeadquarter Depot
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
South African Constabulary
AndersonJohn15TrumpeterSource: OZ-Boer databaseQueensland, 7th Battalion Australian Commonwealth
AndersonJohn40899TrooperNo known Company. Served in 35th Btn IY
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Imperial Yeomanry
AndersonJohn340 PrivateSource: Nominal roll in WO127Imperial Light Infantry
AndersonJohn1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Scots Guards
AndersonJohnSource: WO100/283Kuruman TG
AndersonJohn29720PrivateSource: Nominal roll in WO127Rand Rifles
AndersonJohn29360PrivateSource: Nominal roll in WO127Rand Rifles
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