Name :-   Anderson, Charles

Nationality :-   UK

Age :-   23

Rank :-   Private

Number :-  21211- C.H.

                    385894 - Labour Corps.

Medal :-

Service :-   Army

Regiment / ship :-  6th Bn., Cameron Highlands.  Labour Corps.

Date of death :-   17th January 1918

Cemetery / Memorial :- 

Area of cemetery / memorial :-  

Family information :-   Nephew of

Extra information :-

According to the British Army WW1 Service Records, available on Charles lived at 20, Hay Street, Alyth, Perthshire when he joined up.  He joined up on 26th October 1915.  He was 20 years and 6 months, and a grocer.

Charles was 5ft.61/2 inches with a fresh complexion, and brown eyes and hair.  He had a chest measurement of 33 1/2 inches.

His next-of-kin was named as his uncle, David Anderson, 20 Hay Street, Alyth, who, according to the 1910 census was a bootmaker, born in Glenisla, aged 52.  His wife Betsey was 49, and born in Alyth.

In the 1871 census are the following notes regarding his Uncle, and presumably, his father ...

Cairnleith Place, Alyth, Perthshire

Anderson, John, head, 61, retired farmer, b. Glenisla, Forfarshire

Mary Anderson, wife, 51, b. Alyth, Perthshire

David Anderson, son, 22, shoemaker, b. Glenisla

Jane Anderson, daughter, 16, jute weaver, b. Alyth

Charles Anderson, son, 11, scholar, b. Alyth

James Stewart, nephew, 33, labourer, b. Alyth

In the 1881 census are the following notes ...

Cairnleith Place, Alyth, Perthshire

Mary Anderson, head, 61, house keeper, b. Alyth

David Anderson, son, 32, shoemaker, b. Glenisla

Jane Anderson, daughter, 26, jute weaver, b. Alyth

Charles Anderson, son, 21, tailor, b. Alyth

In 1891 Mary was still living in Cairnleith with David and Chas.  The boys had the same professions.

In 1901 Charles had married Julia and was now a tailor living at 2, Bank Street, Alyth.  She was also born in Alyth.

I think Charles and Julia were the parents of Charles, but need to check the 1911 census.

Charles Jn. was born in Aberfoyle, Perthshire