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William Harvey Anderson (1882 - 1931)

William Harvey Anderson
Born in Rangoon, Bago, Myanmarmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 28 Dec 1920 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdommap
Died at age 48 in Kensington, London, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Nov 2021
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Biography

William Harvey Anderson (1882-1931) was born in Rangoon, Burma on the 20th September 1882 and was christened at Christ Church, Rangoon on the 6th November 1882. He was the eldest son of an East India Merchant, John Anderson and Jane Harvey. [1] Around the time William was 5 years old, the family returned to live in the U.K. By then he had 3 more brothers, and there would be another 5 siblings before 1895.

They lived in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he was likely to have gone to school. [2] By 1901, he was a boarder a an address on Ringwood Road, Wandsworth and was a clerk to a rice merchant in London. [3]

He followed in his father's footsteps, becoming an East India merchant. In 1907, he looks to have sailed aboard the "Mandalay" for Rangoon [4] where he possibly stayed for a while. (He is absent from the 1911 censuses).

He is back in London before 1913 when he is a member of the London Scottish Battalion (territorial) and promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. [5] He served until at least 1915 when he was a 2nd Lieutenant. [6]

By 1920, he was living at Abingdon Villas, Kensington working as an East India Merchant. He became engaged to Hilda Mary Druitt that September

Anderson & Druitt engagement 1920

and they married on the 28th December 1920 at St James, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh. [7] The couple lived at 23 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London and had 2 children. [8] [9]

William died on the 13th January 1931 at Kensington. [10] [11] and was buried on the 16th January 1931 at Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh. [12]

William Harvey Anderson death 1931

Sources

  1. Baptism: "India, Select Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947"
    Ancestry uk Record 9899 #951717 (accessed 21 November 2021)
    William Harvey Anderson baptism on 6 Nov 1882 (born 20 Sep 1882), son of John Mitchell Anderson & Jane, in Rangoon, Bengal, India.
  2. 1891 Census: "1891 Scotland Census"
    Parish: Edinburgh St Mary; ED: 97; Page: 1; Line: 21; Roll: CSSCT1891_344
    Ancestry uk Record 1108 #4509961 (accessed 21 November 2021)
    William H Anderson (8) son, Scholar, in household of John M Anderson (43) in 4 Drummond Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh St Mary, Midlothian. Born in Rangoon, Burma.
  3. 1901 Census: "1901 England Census"
    Class: RG13; Piece: 482; Folio: 22; Page: 35
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry uk Record 7814 #3590510 (accessed 21 November 2021)
    William H Anderson (18) boarder in household of Charles A Henderson (23) in Wandsworth registration district. Born in Burma.
  4. Passenger List: "UK and Ireland, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960"
    The National Archives; Kew, Surrey, England; BT27 Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and Successors: Outwards Passenger Lists; Reference Number: Series BT27-
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry uk Record 2997 #46331321 (accessed 21 November 2021)
    Name: Mr W H Anderson; Departure Date: 24 Dec 1907; Departure Port: England; Ship Name: Mandalay; Destination Port: Rangoon, Burma.
  5. Newspaper: Amy and Navy Gazette - Saturday 22 March 1913. Page 22
  6. Newspaper: Shoreditch Observer - Friday 18 June 1915. Page 4
  7. Marriage Registration: Scotland's People website 8/12/1920.
    ANDERSON, WILLIAM HARVEY / DRUITT, HILDA MARY
    (Statutory registers Marriages 685/1 261-St Bernard, Edinburgh)
  8. 1926 Electoral Register: "London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965"
    London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Electoral Registers
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry uk Record 1795 #64968911 (accessed 21 November 2021)
    Name: William Anderson [William Harvey Anderson]; Electoral Date: 1926; Ward or Division/Constituency: Kensington; County or Borough: Kensington and Chelsea, England.
  9. 1930 Electoral Register: "London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965"
    London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Electoral Registers
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry uk Record 1795 #65565507 (accessed 21 November 2021)
    Name: William Anderson [William Harvey Anderson]; Electoral Date: 1930; Street Address: 23 Stafford; Ward or Division/Constituency: Kensington; County or Borough: Kensington and Chelsea, England.
  10. Death Registration: "England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007"
    General Register Office; United Kingdom; Volume: 1a; Page: 160
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry uk Record 7579 #21320009 (accessed 21 November 2021)
    William H Anderson death Jan-Feb-Mar 1931 in Kensington (age 48) volume 1a page 160.
  11. Probate: "Scotland, National Probate Index (Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories), 1876-1936"
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry uk Record 60558 #418590 (accessed 21 November 2021)
    William Harvey Anderson probate. Died 13 Jan 1931 in London, England.
  12. Burial: "Web: Global, Gravestone Photograph Index, 1265-2014"
    Ancestry uk Record 9740 #736081 (accessed 21 November 2021)
    Name: William Harvey Anderson; Birth Year: 1882; Burial Year: 1931; Burial Place: Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland; Death Age: 49; Cemetery: Dean 1d; Original URL: http://www.gravestonephotos.com/public/cemetery.php?cemetery=593&scrwidth=1258; City URL: http://www.gravestonephotos.com/public/location.php?location=Edinburgh&area=Lothian&country=Sc&scrwidth=1258; Location URL: http://www.gravestonephotos.com/public/area.php?area=Lothian&country=Sc&scrwidth=1258.


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