Anderson, Reginald Arthur

Military History:

 

Regiment:
Leicestershire Regiment
(previously Royal Dublin Fusiliers,
Royal Irish Regiment)

Rank:                                     
Private

Service Number:
5852 (previously 43580, 18732)

Date of Enlisting:                            
16.5.1916

Date of death:                        
30.10.1930

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Unknown

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Reginald enlisted on 16th May 1916 with the Royal Irish Regiment, Regimental Number 18732. He was mobilised to the Western Front, France and Flanders and during the War transferred to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Regimental Number 43580, and again to the Leicester Regiment, Regimental Number 5852.

He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He survived the War and died at the Royal Free Hospital, South East St Pancras, Middlesex on 30th October 1930.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:               
March 1886

Birth Place:
Sandon, Hertfordshire

Residence:
Baldock, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
September 1923

 

Reginald was the eldest son of Ellis and Annie (nee Kingsley) Anderson. Ellis was a bootmaker and beer retailer at the Australian Cow pub in High Street Ashwell. Reginald was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

Reginald married Phyllis Mary Bloomfield in 1923 and they had two daughters, Olive M born 1925 and Esther P born 2nd quarter 1931.

Reginald was the manager of a boot shop in Baldock.

He died on 30th October 1930 at the Royal Free Hospital, South East St Pancras, Middlesex.

Reginald’s brother Percy also saw active service on the Western Front and survived.

 

Commentary:

 

Events from the pages of the Royston Crow

November 1915

The Australian Cow, beerhouse, stood on the corner of High Street and Kingsland Way. It was owned by Messrs Fordham and occupied by Ellis Anderson.

 

Name:Reginald Arthur Anderson
Birth Place:Sandon, Hertfordshire
Residence:Baldock, Hertfordshire
Death Date:30.10.1930
Enlistment Place: Not known
Rank:Private
Regiment:Leicester Regiment
(previously Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Royal Irish Regiment)
Battalion: Not known
Regimental Number:       5852
(previously 43480, 18732)
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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