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1885 - 1916

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Pte 49328 Tempest Anderson

  • Age: 20
  • From: Hyde, Cheshire
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • D.O.W Wednesday 1st August 1917
  • Commemorated at: Mendinghem B C Proven
    Panel Ref: III.C.16
Born in the June quarter of 1897 at Wesley Street, Alsager, near Crewe, the son of  James Anderson and his wife Lizzie (nee Moorhouse) who married in Stockport in the March quarter of 1889. James was born in Durham and his employment was as  anEarthenware baker/hawker. Lizzie was born in Hyde. They had 5 Children 4 boys and 1 girl. Tempest was the 4th of their 5 children.

The1901 Census shows him aged 4 at Wesley Street, Alsager with his other 4 siblings including younger brother James (5th Child) just 10 months old.

The 1911 Census shows his Father is away from home travelling.So his Mother Lizzie was Head at 193 Stockport Road, Denton, Manchester with 3 other Siblings of Tempest
who is now aged 14 and is working as a Blockers Labourer in a Hat Manufacturers. His elder brother George had died in 1904 aged 13

He was serving with the 18th Battalion of The King's Liverpool Regiment as Private 49328 when he died of wounds on 01/08/1917 age 19. The wounds were received as a result of the 18th Battalion attack upon Pilckem Ridge during the opening phase of the 3rd Battle of Ypres, more commonly referred to as Passchendaele.

31st July 1917 The Third Battle of Ypres i.e. The Battle of Pilkem Ridge
The 30th Division occupied Trenches just inside the western edges of Sanctuary Wood to Observatory Ridge. Ten Battalions of the King's including the 18th were involved in this Battle

"The 18th shortly before zero hour began to move forward in rear of the 2nd Wilts. In Sanctuary Wood considerable confusion occurred when various troops of 2nd Wilts, 18th & 19th  Manchesters and 2nd Royal Scot Fusiliers all met up, the King's maintained direction and continued their advance to the west of Stirling Castle, towards Surbiton Villas in the area of the 90th Brigade. Capt Heywood of the 18th was wounded by German Machine Gun fire and the advance came to a standstill "

Aged 20 Pte 49328 Tempest Anderson was one of those 18th wounded by this engagement and died the next day of his wounds on 1st August  1917

Tempest now rests at Mendinghem British Cemetery in Belgium.

His soldier's pay of 14 Shillings was sent to his father James on 15/01/1918.

A War Gratuity of £3:10s was also sent to his father James on 15/10/1919

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