James Anderson (1895-1916)
Stanley banksman served as a private in the Northumberland Fusiliers
James Anderson was born in Stanley in 1895. His father was local coal miner William Anderson (1855-1937). His mother was Margaret Alice Anderson who was born in 1860. His parents married in 1878 and had nine known children giving James five sisters and three brothers. In 1901 the Anderson family lived at 5 High Street, Stanley. In 1911, when James was working as a colliery banksman, they were living at 10 Ann Street, Stanley.
James enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers in Cramlington. At the time of his enlistment he was living with his family in South Moor at Grasmere Terrace which was an Aged Miner’s Home. He was a private with the service number 19/1521 in the 19th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Pioneers). He died of wounds at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Southampton, Hampshire on 16 September 1916. He was buried in St Andrew’s Churchyard, Stanley.
James Anderson was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal for his service in World War One.
Civil Parish: Stanley
Birth date: 1895
Death date: 16-Sep-1916
Armed force/civilian: Army
Residence: 5 High Street, Stanley (1901 census)
10 Ann Street, Stanley (1911 census)
8 Grasmere Terrace, Aged Miner’s Homes, South Moor, Stanley (Time of Enlistment)
Religion: Church of England
Employment: Colliery Banksman (1911 Census)
Family: Parents: William Anderson (1855-1937), Margaret Alice Anderson (b 1860)
Siblings: Eleanor Anderson (b 1879), Alice Anderson (b 1881), William Anderson (b 1884), Frederick Anderson (b 1886), Frances Anderson (b 1888), Jane Anderson (b 1890), Margaret Anderson (b 1893), John George Anderson (b 1898)
19th Battalion (Tyneside Pioneers)
Medal(s): Victory Medal
British War Medal
Memorial(s): St Andrew’s Cemetery, Stanley
Book of Remembrance 1914-18, St Andrew’s Church, Stanley
Memorial Park 1914-18, South Moor
Contributed by David D, Stanley, Co Durham
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