Lieutenant Charles Coventry Anderson

Biography of Lieutenant Charles Coventry Anderson

Charles Coventry Anderson was born on the 1st February 1888 in Partick, Glasgow to David Anderson (1839-1927), a textile manufacturer at Atlantic Mills in Bridgeton, and Margaret Reid Anderson (nee Brown) (1856-1889). He had two brothers and two sisters and studied at Kelvinside Academy in Glasgow.

In 1908 Charles came to the University of Glasgow to study the sciences and took a variety of subjects including: Mathematics, Natural Philosophy and Chemistry. In 1911 he worked part time as an apprentice mechanical engineer. During his time at University he was a member of the Gymnastics Team. Charles graduated with a BSc on 2nd April 1912.

Lieutenant Anderson served with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on the HMS Implacable with fellow University of Glasgow graduate Fleet Surgeon Adrian Andrew Forrester. Anderson led the beach party during the HMS Implacable landing at X Beach, Gallipoli, during the Second Battle of Krithia, falling in the first advance up the Achi Baba Nullah. He died on the 8th May 1915, aged 27.

Lieutenant Charles Coventry Anderson is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Province of Canakkale, Turkey, and on a monument at the Glasgow Necropolis.

Summary

Lieutenant Charles Coventry Anderson
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Anson Bn.
Degree: BSc
Awards:
Comments: Killed in action at Gallipoli, 8 May 1915
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Sources

University of Glasgow Registry and Faculty Records.

Memorial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register

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