P. D. Anderson
Service no L/7853
Private, 9th (Queen’s Royal) Lancers
Died on 13 February 1919, aged 28
CWGC” “Son of Thomas and Christina Anderson, of 24 Viceroy Road, South Lambeth, London. Born at Glasgow.”
Remembered at Lambeth Cemetery, Tooting, London SW17 and at Stockwell War Memorial, London SW9
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 Peter Anderson’s family was living at 2 Crimsworth Road, off Clapham Road. His father, Berwickshire-born Thomas Anderson, 50, was motor car engineer. His mother, Christina Anderson, 39, was born in Ross-shire. Peter’s siblings, all born in Lambeth and registered on the census, were:
Christina Anderson, born 1893, whose occupation is given as “filling and labelling scent bottles”
Henrietta Anderson, born 1896, domestic service
George Anderson, born 1901
Jessie Anderson, born 1906
Grace Anderson, born 1911 (2 months old)
Thomas Anderson and Peter Anderson are not on the census at this address. The 1911 census shows that Christina had given birth to 11 live children, 7 of whom survived.
Information from the 1901 census
In 1901, Peter Anderson was a 10-year-old living at “26 Cavendish Arms, Public House, Viceroy Road”. Thomas Henderson, 24, a Scottish brass moulder boarded with the family, and the Murray family were visiting on the night of the census: Edward A. Murray, 44, a locomotive engineer born in Kent; his wife Mary Murray, 45, born in Scotland; their son Henry Murray, 8, also born in Scotland.