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Anderson, Kenneth Arthur Noel "Sunshine"

Date of birth:
December 25th, 1891 (Madras, British India)
Date of death:
April 29th, 1959 (Gibraltar)
Service number:
12023
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, Dehra Dun Brigade, 7th (Meerut) Division, Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force (MEF), British Army
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1916
"For conspicuous gallantry. Captain Anderson was severely wounded in front of an enemy first line trench. He endeavoured to struggle on, but progress was impossible as one of his legs was broken. Nevertheless, although exposed to heavy fire, he continued to direct and encourage his men."
Military Cross (MC)
Rank:
Lieutenant-Colonel
Unit:
2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1932
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Lieutenant-General
Unit:
Headquarters, First Army, 18th Army Group, Allied Force Headquarters (AFHQ), Allied Forces
Awarded on:
August 5th, 1943
General Officer Commanding
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Unit:
Headquarters, East Africa Command, Headquarters, British Army
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1949
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
January 4th, 1952
Knight/Dame to the Venerable Order of Saint John (KStJ/DStJ)

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