Private Thomas Anderson, 6th Bn Black Watch

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Private Thomas Anderson 265956, 6th Battalion The Black Watch

Thomas Anderson was born in Scone on 12th December 1894.  He was the son of Mary Anderson and they lived with Thomas’s maternal grandparents, George and Elizabeth Anderson, at Muir-of-Scone.  He was educated at Scone Public School.  On leaving education Thomas was employed as a gardener at Scone Palace Gardens.  He enlisted in the Black Watch in January 1915 and was trained at Bridge of Earn and Falkirk Camps.  Thomas was sent to France in 1916 and was engaged in the First and Second Advance on Arras in April 1917.  Thomas Anderson’s death is recorded as 23rd April 1917, most likely during the Battle of Arras.  He was 21 years old.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.


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