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VC1238    John Thompson McKellar Anderson

Name   John Thompson McKellar Anderson   No.      

VC Issue No.   1238   Awards   VC   DSO

Regiment   Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's), 8th Battalion

Later     

Now   5th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland. Disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won    Acting Major

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Hampstead, North London, England

Place Of Death   near Termoli, Italy

Buried/Location Ashes   Sangro River War Cemetery, 25 miles south of Pescara, Abrizzi Province, Italy

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Plot VIII, Row A, Grave 44

Gazetted    29 June 1943

VC Presented   14 June 1944, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Sangro River War Cemetery, 25 miles south of Pescara, Abrizzi Province, Italy

P  Named on War Memorial, St Anne Churchyard, Bagshot, Surrey

P  Roll of Honour, Stuart Chapel, Parish Curch of St Anne, Bagshot, Surrey

P  Named on War Memorial, Trinity College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


By The Way…



VC Held By

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, The Castle, Stirling, Scotland

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BORN    12 January 1918

DIED   5 October 1943   AGE    25

VC Won   23 April 1943   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Longstop Hill, Tunisia

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War