|THE VICTORIA CROSS AWARDED TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL WILLIAM ANDERSON, COMD 12TH BN, THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY, HAS BEEN LOANED TO THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM.|
|1 November 2007|
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|Medal entitlement of A / Lieutenant Colonel William Anderson,
Comd 12th ( S ) Bn, Highland Light Infantry
|The Victoria Cross, less the campaign medals, earned by Lieutenant Colonel William Anderson, comd 12th (S) Bn, The Highland Light Infantry, has been loaned to the Imperial War Museum in London.
For the award of the Victoria Cross.
[ London Gazette, 3 May 1918 ], Bois Favieres, France, , 25 March 1918, T / Major ( A / Lieutenant Colonel ) William Herbert Anderson, comd 12th (S) Bn, Highland Light Infantry.
For most conspicuous bravery, determination, and gallant leading of his command. ( Bois Favieres near Maricourt, France ) The enemy attacked on the right of the battalion frontage, and succeeded in penetrating the wood held by our men. Owing to successive lines of the enemy following on closely there was the greatest danger that the flank of the whole position would be turned.
Anderson's body was found where he had fallen, together with some of his effects, which were sent home to his wife. He was buried in Peronne Road Cemetery, near Albert.
Iain Stewart, 1 November 2007