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509519   Sergeant William Anderson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 26/02/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 151 Maintenance Unit, Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Died: 26/01/1942 (Died of Illness)
Age: 33
Sergeant William Anderson was the son of Samuel Reid and Elizabeth Ann Anderson. He served as an instrument maker with No. 151 Maintenance Unit, Royal Air Force, based at Java. He died from natural causes on 26th January 1942 and was reported buried in Singapore Cemetery. However, all burial records were lost during the Japanese invasion and because it was impossible to identify his grave, Sergeant Andersonís name is commemorated on Singapore Memorial.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Singapore Memorial
  Kranji, Johor Bahru
Grave Ref: Column 414
CWGC Casualty 1813761
The Memorial stands in Kranji War Cemetery. Kranji War Cemetery is 22 kilometres north of the city of Singapore, on the north side of Singapore Island overlooking the Straits of Johore. It is located just to the West of the Singapore-Johore road (Bukit Timah Expressway) on Woodlands Road, just to the south of the crossroads with Turf Club Avenue and Kranji road. There is a short approach road from the main road.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 330
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1911 Census lists Anderson family Possibly lists William as age 3 living with his mother at house 15 in Tycanny, Cecil, Tyrone
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023