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Lennox Tod Anderson

Servicenumber : 1886002
Rank : Sapper
Regiment : Royal Engineers
Unit : 261 (Airborne) Field Park Company
Date of Death : 25-09-1944
Age : 25
Grave : Grave 7
Lennox Tod Anderson was a son of Robert and Elizabeth Anderson, of Edinburgh.
According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 2011) Anderson's body was recovered from the river Rhine at Amerongen in october 1944, and was buried in the local General Cemetery.
On the website ww2talk.com (you can read it here) someone called Alistair, nickname AB64, wrote he is in possesion of the paybook of sapper Anderson. He attached photos of the paybook and gives the following information:
Sapper Anderson was born on 22 march 1919. He enlisted into the army on 16 october 1939. Anderson served with the Number 2 detachment of 261 Airborne Field Park Company, attached to the 1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers. He landed on 18 september 1944, but failed to make contact with the 1st Squadron. He then joined the 9th Field Company Royal Engineers in the area of the Sonnenberg house where he remained until the evacuation. During the evacuation he was killed by a mortar bomb. 
AB64 also wrote that 'there is a distinct possibility that Anderson actually died in april 1945 as an escapee/evader. There is a considerable amount of paperwork relating to this which goes against his War Diary which stated he was killed by a mortar bomb on 25th september'. 
Picture: 11-08-2016
No loved one
Stood around him
To bid a fond farewell
Sources: Website CWGC, website www.ww2talk.com and Roll of Honour


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