Corporal DUNCAN ANDERSON
Last address in Lewis: 5 Kershader,
Service unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/7424
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 11 April 1917 at the age of 22
Killed in action in France
Interred: Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux, grave II. E. 33.
Local memorial: Park, Kershader
War diary entry for 11 April 1917.
His brother Donald also served in the Seaforth Highlanders and his brother John was a second hand in the Merchant Navy.
Official intimation has been received that Corporal Duncan Anderson, 5
Kershader, is presumed to have been killed during the Somme advance.
Corpl. Anderson was mobilised in August 1914, being at the time attached
to the Seaforth militia. He was sent to France towards the end of that
same year, and had been there ever since, having only once got leaving
during all that time, when he spent a few days with his friends at home
in the winter of 1915. He had seen a great deal of hard fighting, and
passed scathless through it all. During the Somme offensive last year,
through which he passed without a scratch, he was promoted Corporal and
was made chief bomber of his company. A few days ago word was received
that he was missing as from the 11th April, and it was reported later
that he was presumed to have fallen in action on that date. His older
brother, John, is in the Mercantile Marine, and his younger brother,
Donald, has lately joined the Seaforths. He was about 22 years of age.