CHAR­LIE, 26

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the sec­ond one to be killed in Oc­to­ber 1915, I was in the Pub­lic Records Of­fice in Kew. The di­ary en­try just says, ‘Quiet day, Sec­ond Lieu­tenant An­der­son killed.’

“You couldn’t help but think that in that one line, his life gone.” Ron­nie had writ­ten home to his mother say­ing: “If I get killed, don’t say: ‘So like Ron’s care­less way.’”

He had been caught in a sniper’s sights as he passed

DIED DE­CEM­BER 19, 1914 Killed in ac­tion near Givenchy, he is the only brother to have no grave. His name is listed at the Le Touret Mil­i­tary Ceme­tery.

In her, di­ary, his

mother’s cousin Jean Hamil­ton, wrote: “He was rec­om­mended by his Colonel for gal­lantry and dar­ing – loved by all his col­leagues for his cheer­ful, help­ful na­ture, and a cer­tain cool, aloof well­bal­anced judge­ment. “His men would and did fol­low him ev­ery­where.”

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