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First Name: James Frederick Last Name: ANDERSON
Date of Death: 29/05/1915 Lived/Born In: Old Ford
Rank: Rifleman Unit: London17
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34, Ruston Street, Old Ford

Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy, France

17th London (Poplar & Stepney Rifles) arrived in France in March 1915 as part of  141 Brigade, 47th Division. On 13th May, 1915 they moved into the front line at Pont Fixe, Givenchy in northern France. The Battalion Diary records that on 29th May, 1915, C Company were in reserve when the enemy heavily shelled the bridge at Pont Fixe. One shell fell on a house where a platoon of this Company were billeted, killing eight soldiers, including Rifleman Anderson.

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