Alfred Anderson

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Reference WMO268557

Address:

Market Square

Airlie Street

Alyth

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Cairn
Materials:
  • Other Concrete
  • Rock/Rough Stone Rock/Rough Stone
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Granite Tablet with black incised lettering, set into the side of a stone cairn on a base. Alfred Anderson was the last survivor of the 1914 Christmas truce and the last surviving Scottish veteran of WW1. The cairn is adjacent to the Alyth war memorial.
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ALFRED ANDERSON/25 JUNE 1896-21 NOVEMBER 2005/ALYTH RESIDENT/THE OLDEST MAN IN SCOTLAND WHEN HE DIED/THE LAST SCOTTISH VETERAN OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR/THE LAST SURVIVOR OF THE CHRISTMAS EVE TRUCE OF 1914/AN UNASSUMING AND GRACIOUS MAN GIVING GENEROUSLY/OF HIS MEMORIES TO THE END, MUCH LOVED AND ADMIRED/BY ALL WHOSE LIVES HE TOUCHED/UNVEILED ON 1ST OCTOBER 2006 BY/THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF ROTHESAY/ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION

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