On original site
Inside a building - public/private
- First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial:
Memorial to Lieutenant Colonel Henry Lawrence Anderson, 9th Bhophal Infantry, Indian Army. Son of Major General Robert Patrick Anderson and Mary Anderson. Baptised on 7 Aug 1867 in Lucknow, Bengal, India. Educated at Dulwich College, London. Trained at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst 1887-1888. Commissioned into the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Aug 1888. Promoted to Lieutenent Mar 1890. Transferred to the Indian Army Staff Corps. Served in Lucknow, Calcutta, Allahabad and Bhopal. Promoted to Captain Aug 1899. Married Ethel Agnes Anderson Maynard on 19 Nov 1900 in Agra, Bengal, India. Served in Tibet 1903-4. Promoted Major in 1906 and Lieutenant Colonel in Aug 1914. When war was declared in 1914 he was home in England on leave, and immediately set sail to join up with the Indian Expeditionary Force, linking up with them in Egypt before landing at Marseilles on the 26 Sep 1914. He was in command of the 9th Bhopal Infantry during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, France on 28 Oct 1914, and died from his wounds the next day of wounds aged 47 years. Buried in grave VI. F. 2. of the Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord Pas-de-Calais, France.
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