James Anderson

M, #2601, b. 1892, d. September 1915
     James Anderson was born in 1892 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John Anderson and Margaret Wood. His family was known by the tee-name of "Coy".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1901 census at 296 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Anderson, head; Maggie Anderson, wife; Hellen G Anderson, daughter; James Anderson, son; Wm G Anderson, son.2
James Anderson was a soldier in the 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders. He died in September 1915 at Geissen, Germany; Killed in action.1 He was buried after September 1915 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.3,1,4


  1. [S1936] James Anderson, Gravestone inscription data, "NM012157, James Anderson, 1892 to SEP 1915. Occupation : Soldier in 4th Gordon Highlanders. Date of Birth : 1892. Headstone Ref : H94. Date of Death : SEP 1915. Place of Death : Geissen Germany."
  2. [S5267] 1901, Scottish Census, "James Anderson, son, male, age 8, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 296 Portknockie."
  3. [S3391] John Anderson and Margaret Wood, Monumental inscription, "In memory of JOHN ANDERSON 1868 - 1943, his wife MARGARET WOOD 1867 - 1949, their daughter JANE WOOD ANDERSON 1905 - 1966, wife of ERIC W. MUNRO, Wawa, Canada, their sons JAMES ANDERSON 1892 - 1915 4th Batt. Grdn. Hign's killed in action. WILLIAM GEORGE ANDERSON 1894 - 1962, his wife ANNE MARY MAIR 1896 - 1964."
  4. [S3392] Anne Anderson, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Anne Anderson of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.