Captain David Dick Anderson

Biography of Captain David Dick Anderson

David Dick Anderson was born on 26th March 1889 at Lochgreen, Falkirk Parish, Stirlingshire. His fatherís name was George, and he was a farmer, though he was no longer alive when David matriculated at the University of Glasgow, aged 17, in October 1906, to study for a degree in the Faculty of Arts. In his first year he took classes in German, Latin and Mathematics. In the following session, 1907-1908 his address is recorded as 29 Arlington Street. In that year he took Logic and French. In his third year, he moved to 296 Renfrew Street and signed up for further classes in French and German, taking 2nd prize in French and a Certificate of Distinction in German. He graduated MA on 10th June 1910 and concluded a successful academic career with a First Class Honours. He was a gifted linguist.

David became a teacher and in the early years remained at 296 Renfrew Street. He was a member of the University OTC and when war broke out he joined up, achieving the rank of Captain in the 3rd East Yorkshire Regiment. His distinguished service was recognised with the award of the Military Cross (MC). Safely returned from the war, David went back to teaching and enjoyed a long and successful career as an HMIS, an Inspector of Schools. He was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). The records of the General Council show that he had a few changes of address, from 103 Maxwell Drive, Glasgow in 1930, to Kilmacolm in the early 1940s and finally to Edinburgh. David Dick Anderson died in 1980.

Summary

Captain David Dick Anderson
Rank: Captain
Regiment: 3rd East Yorkshire Regiment
Degree: MA
Awards: Military Cross
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Sources

University of Glasgow Registry, Faculty and General Council Records

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