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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
Summary      
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.
Further Information
William Anderson was the son of Samuel Reid and Elizabeth Ann Anderson.
William was born about 1909.
William served as an instrument maker with No. 151 Maintenance Unit, Royal Air Force, based at Java.
Sergeant William Anderson died from natural causes on 26th January 1942.
Sergeant William Anderson was reported buried in Singapore Cemetery. However, all burial records were lost during the Japanese invasion.
Because it was impossible to identify his grave, Sergeant Andersonís name is now commemorated on Singapore Memorial.
Sergeant William Anderson is commemorated on First Presbyterian Roll of Honour in Moneymore.
The CGWC record Sergeant William Anderson as the son of Samuel Reid and Elizabeth Ann Anderson.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Moneymore Moneymore On Moneymore War Memorial 54.696604 -6.669471
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Anderson family Possibly lists William as age 3 living with his mother at house 15 in Tycanny, Cecil, Tyrone
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