Suffolk Guild
St Mary
Thursday, 30 August 2018 (15–0–7 in F♯)
1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Astrid Gale
2 Lesley Steed
3 Andrea Alderton
4 David Steed
5 Nigel Gale (C)
6 Stephen Dawson
Rung half-muffled to mark the centenary of the death of Serjeant Archibald James Anderson. Archibald Anderson was born in Calcutta, the son of William and Sarah Anderson. His was a military family, his father being a Senior NCO with the Royal Garrison Artillery. By 1911 Archibald was a 19 year old gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery, by August 1918 he had been promoted to a Serjeant serving with the 153rd Siege Battery, which is recorded at the end of the war as being 6” Howitzer Siege Battery, 9th (Mobile) Brigade, 4th Army. No details have been found of how and when Archibald was injured but he was taken to one of the many hospitals on the southern edge of Rouen where he died on 30 August 1918, aged 26, leaving a widow and baby. Serjeant A. J. Anderson is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.

This performance is linked to the event Buxhall, Suffolk: In memoriam our fallen (1914-1918) .