ANDERSON Henry

Anderson

Henry ANDERSON

Henry was born in Rastrick in about 1880, his parents were John and Lydia.  The 1891 census shows that he had a younger brother Willie, however his father is not recorded on this census return, it is believed that he had died.

In 1911 Henry (31) and Willie (21) were living at 6 Watergate, Hipperholme, with their mother who had remarried and now had the surname Dearden.  Henry worked as a clay miner and his step father and brother were also employed in the clay mining industry.

Henry was married to Mary Ann, it is believed that this was Mary Ann Holdsworth and that they were married in Halifax on 17th July 1909, however Mary Ann is not shown on the 1911 census return.

The CWGC records the following: husband of Mary Ann Wood (formerly Anderson), of 23, Lane Side, Queensbury and this is the link that Henry has to Queensbury.  It is unclear when Mary Ann remarried and moved to the village, at the time of Henrys death she was living at 10 Abbey Street, Range Bank, Halifax.

Henry Anderson served in the 1st/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) he held the rank of Corporal and was 38 when he was killed in action on 11th October 1918, he is buried at ST. AUBERT BRITISH CEMETERY (V. E. 5).