In Memory of


Lance Corporal
'H' Coy, 6th Bn., Gordon Highlanders
who died on
Saturday, 25th September 1915. Age 26.

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George Anderson


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Son of George and Jane Anderson, of Mosstown, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire.

George Anderson d Mosstown 25/8/1944 age 81, Jane Ann Boyd d there 26/12/1940 age 76
Both Interred Kennethmont CY(New), son George recorded on headstone.

He was born at Kennethmont and enlisted at Insch, killed in action, served France & Flanders.

PRO; 1914 Star, War & Victory Medals, France10/11/1914

B Cert : b Roadside, Clatt 22/2/1889

As a member of "H" Company 6GH (Territorial Force) Pte George Anderson reported to Company HQ at Huntly following the order to mobilize on 4th August 1914 and proceeded to France with the battalion (BEF) on 9th November. This qualified him for the 1914 or Mons Star in addition to the British War and Victory Medals. ( Book, 6 GH in F & F)

1/4/1908 The original Volunteer Battalions was reorganised and the 4th became the 6th Batt ( Territorial Force) comprising 8 companies centred in the following areas;
'A' Coy - Banff
'B' Coy - Dufftown, Aberlour and Glenlivet
'C' Coy - Keith
'D' Coy - Buckie
'E' Coy - Inverurie

'F' Coy - Alford, Kildrummy and Strathdon
'G' Coy - Buckie
'H' Coy - Huntly

During 1914 the 8 Company system of the entire British army was changed to 4, usually 'A', 'B', 'C' and 'D'
'H' Company became part of the new 'A' Company. This became the official designation in 1915. This did not prevent the men using the original lettering which related to their home areas.

George was killed in The Battle of Loos and has no known grave.

6GH War Diary entries
Prior to start of Loos action - Supporting 2 GH in trenches ( Gun Trenches) near Lens to La Bassee Road.
Night of 24-25 Sept, moved into trenches across Chapel Valley and Fosse Way in the line near Vermelles.

Service notes
1/6th Gordons, 1/6th (6th) Banff and Donside Battalion Gordon Highlanders.

4/8/1914 at Keith: Gordon Brigade, Highland Division.
16/8/1914 arrived Bedford, part of Highland Territorial Brigade
9/11/1914 left Bedford by train to Southhampton, there boarded troopship " Cornishman" for France.
10/11/1914 Landed Havre ( Le Havre)
13/11/1914 Left Le Havre, travelled to St Omer, 4/12/1914 at Sailly.

5/12/1914 to 20th Brigade, 7th Division.
Was the 1st Btn of Highland Division to reach the Front.
6/12/1914 In trenches

5/1/1916 became Line of Communication Troops.
1/6/1916 to 152nd Brigade, 51st Highland Division.
6/10/1918 ammalgamated with 1/7th (Deeside) Gordons to form 6/7th Gordons
11/11/1918 in same near Thun l'Eveque, North of Cambrai.

Commemorative Information

Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
Panel 115 to 119


Loos Memorial

Loos-en-Gohelle is a village about 5 kilometres north-west of Lens. The Loos Memorial forms the side and back of Dud Corner Cemetery where over 1,700 officers and men are buried, the great majority of whom fell in the Battle of Loos. Dud Corner Cemetery, which stands almost on the site of a German strong point, the Lens Road Redoubt, captured by the 15th (Scottish) Division on the first day of the battle, is located about 1 kilometre west of the village, on the N43, the main Lens to Bethune road. The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, and who have no known grave. It covers the period from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the date of the Armistice. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.