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Name: ANDERSON, Robert William Welsh

Nee: son of Adam Anderson and Rachel Grieve

Birth Date: 28 Oct 1970, Manor village, Peebles

Death Date: 12 Sep 1957 Peebles, Scotland

First Date: 1919

Profession: Farmer

Area: Box 320, Nairobi, 1925 Limuru, Lake Magadi

Married: Mabel Georgina Day Beales b. 1875 West Woodhay, Berkshire, d. 5 Mar 1954 Peebles

Book Reference: KAD, Red 25, Hut, EAMR, Red 22, Gazette

War Service: East Africa Mounted Rifles

General Information:

Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Ukamba Area - Robert Welsh Anderson - Farm Overseer, Magadi Soda Company, Kajiado and Mabel Georgina Day Anderson - Married woman, Kajiado ?
EAMR has R.W. Anderson C Sqdn 26/1/15
Gazette - 6/2/1924 - Voters Register - Kikuyu - Robert Welsh Anderson, Farmer, Limuru and Mabel Georgina Day Anderson, Married woman, Limuru
He was wounded at the Battle of Longido West in World War 1. For the battle see 'The Fight at Longido West'.
His WW1 service is commemorated on a plaque in the Manor Village Hall 3 miles west of Peebles - see
Peebles Museum:
Store of Peebles Museum.
A rough block, evidently intended to stand upright.. The inscribed stone `lay until 1890, in association with a cairn of stones, on the hill-side about 220 yds. WNW. of the walled enclosure on the left bank of the Newholm Hope that year it was transferred to the enclosure and about 1934 it was removed to Peebles Museum. By that date the cairn had been demolished, but its position is probably marked by a circular setting of stonework which can be seen in the position just stated, and in which there lies a concrete replica stone'.

Macdonald/1935--36, 36: `It seems to have been first noticed about 1890 by Robert Welsh Anderson, son of the shepherd on Kirkhope Sheep farm...on the instruction of his master, Mr Simon Linton of Glenrath, Anderson brought it 300 yards down the hill and placed it within a railed enclosure, where it remained until quite recently, when...its was transferred to the shelter of the Peebles Museum'.

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