Fairlie's Men Of

 The Great War


Adam ANDERSON (Royal Engineers)                       

Born 3 Jul 1892, Fairlie;   Died 1981, Renfrew


Enlisted in the Royal Engineers, Lowland Division in Sep 1915; was severely wounded in May 1917 and invalided home to Stobhill Hospital.  He was presented with a walking stick at the village thanksgiving to returned servicemen in Jan 1920. 


He was born at Ferry Row, and lived at Bourtree Bank in 1911.  An apprentice blacksmith before the war, he was a chauffeur when he married widow Janet Bigham in Glasgow in 1921.  He is the brother of George and William Anderson.



George ANDERSON (S.H.)                      

Born 16 Dec 1887;  Died (unknown) 


He lived at Causewayhead and Mid Row.  Appointed as a rural postman in Mauchline in 1906, he married Elizabeth W. Lambie there in 1911.  He is the brother of Adam and William Anderson.



William Hutchison ANDERSON (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders)

9th Btn; Sergeant 3010; 6182; 303369       

Born 2 Jan 1890, Fairlie; Died 1966, Dundonald 


Enlisted in 1914 and first saw action in France in May 1915.  He was wounded four times, including in June 1915 when he received a shrapnel wound in his leg after being gassed at Ypres, and lay for ten hours in a shell hole until he could be taken to a dressing station.


He lived at Causewayhead, Mid Row and Bourtree Bank, and is the brother of Adam and George Anderson.





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