William Anderson
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William Anderson

William Ellery Anderson
born 30.7.1919 Headington,Oxford (as William Ellery McMahon Anderson)
educated Beaumont
Royal Gloucestershire Hussars 1939 (Trooper)
commissioned Worcestershire Regiment 1940
Parachute Regiment (service number 148939)
Parachute Regiment in North Africa,Sicily,Italy and Holland
WIA 1943 Sicily
1 Bn Parachute Regiment (Lt (T/Captain))
award M.C. for North Africa 1942-43
9 Bn Parachute Regiment (Lt)
award Mention in Despatches for Arnhem 1944
S.A.S. 1944-45
War Crimes Commission,Germany 1947
Royal Ulster Rifles 1948-54 (Major)
instructor,29th Brigade Battle Training School,Korea 1950-51
awarded M.C.,M.B.E. + French and American awards for Korea
retired 1954
Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey Expedition 1954-56
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
Prison Service 1961
Governor of Durham Prison
Secretary of the Naval and Military Club ("In and Out";94 Piccadilly,London W1 1971-82
author of "Banner over Pusan" and "Expedition South"
married Baroness Brigette von Burgsdorff 1948 (dissolved 1954) (1 son)
married Dilys Roberts 1960 (1 daughter Emma)
died 1.12.1992 London

photo courtesy of his daughter Emma Anderson
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