Farrier Sergeant Frederick Martin Anderson, Royal Field Artillery

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Farrier Sergeant Frederick Martin Anderson 56800, B Battery, 104 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Frederick Martin Anderson, known as Martin, was born on 18th December 1889 in Longforgan to Fraser and Julia Anderson.  In 1901 the family was living in Perth Road, Scone and his father’s occupation was a Mason.  He had two siblings, Janetta and George.  Martin trained as a blacksmith, before enlisting into the Royal Field Artillery in 1908 as a regular soldier.  In 1916 he married Ethel Pate, in Willesden, Middlesex.  During WW1, he saw various actions on the Western Front and in 1918 was involved in the Battle of Arras, where he experienced continuous and heavy fighting until his death.  Farrier Sergeant Fredrick Martin Anderson was killed in action on 30th March 1918.  He was 29 years of age.  He is buried in Hedauville Communal Cemetery.  Martin was awarded posthumously, the Meritorious Service Medal for gallantry in the field.  He also received the Star, Victory and British War medals.


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