William James Anderson

1892 Jun 4. Born Ballyclare, Antrim

1901 census. Living with his parents in Ballyclare.

1911 census, living with his parents at 225a Manchester Road Bury Lancashire. He is a Law Student

1914 Nov 25. Enlisted in 9th Royal Scots. Eventually becomes an Acting Sergeant, before being commissioned.

1916 Apr 5. Lands in France

1917 Feb 20. Appointed L/Cpl

1917 Jun 19. Promoted Cpl

1917 Nov 11. Appointed A L/Sgt

1918 May 10. Reports to Officer Trains battalion at Rhyll

1919 Feb 3. Commissioned in Manchester Regt

1920 Aug 31. Joined ADRIC service no 463., RIC number 73033.

1920 Oct 11. Accidentally shot by T/C Wynne during training at Beggars Bush Barracks

1921 Sep 1. Another of the odd quirks of Army paperwork. His commission is relinquished after his death.