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.”