Anderson, Henry Lawrence Anderson (1867 to 1914)

Lived at 5 Bedwardine Road in 1891

He was born in June 1867 and was the son of Major-General Robert Anderson and attended Dulwich College with his brother Charles.  He was a member of the 1881 2nd XV, before leaving Duwlich to serve on the Merchant Naval training ship HMS Worcester.  He entered Sandhurst in 1887 and was posted to Quetta in India a year later.  He was to remain in India for the next twenty-five years holding positions in Lucknow, Calcutta, Allahabad and Bhopal.  During this time he was regularly promoted being made Lieutenant in 1890, Captain in 1899 and Major in 1906 b efore he was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in 1914.  When the First World war was declared he joined the Indian Expeditionary Force and landed in Marselles in September, 1914.  He was in command of the 9th Phopal Infantry during the Battlel of Neuve Chapelle on October 28th and died the following day of wounds received at Vieille Chapelle.