Alfred Anderson (1891–1965)


(Royal) Army Service Corps DM2-231226 1124 M.T. Coy

Photo courtesy Ian Goadby (with thanks to Roger Goadby)

Alfred Anderson in WW1

Alfred was abrother of Albert Anderson, born at Holloway and lived at Lea Wood and Crich prior to his war service. He married in 1914 and had a daughter. When he enlisted in 1916, he was a hosiery hand at Derwent Mills, Belper. He spent his service at Grove Park, which was a training centre for the ASC during WW1 which is why he had no medal entitlement. In Feb 1919, he was demobbed to Mill Green, Fritchley. The family later lived at Crich and Alfred worked as a hosiery machinist.

Photos courtesy Ian Goadby (with thanks to Roger Goadby)

Anderson brothers in Ww1

Photograph captioned by Albert's late daughter
The three Anderson brothers – John, Albert and Alfred
Alfred (on the right), Albert believed to be seated.
The photograph was produced by a photographer in Ashford, Kent.

Alfred and Resetta Anderson

Alfred Anderson and his wife, Rosetta (née Ludlam), pictured circa 1940s.
Rosetta was the older sister of Ernest and Charles Ludlam, who are both listed on the Roll of Honour.

Service Record
Alfred attested on 16 May 1916 in Derby, aged 25 years 2 months; he was a hosiery hand employed at the Derwent Mills, Belper. His next-of-kin was his wife, Rosetta. He was posted to Grove Park on 13 October 1916 and was demobbed on 19 February 1919 with a disability allowance of 30% for Neurasthenia. His age on discharge was 28. He was awarded, for his disability, 8/3 from 14 August 1919 to 2 September 1919 then 12/- from 3 September 19 to 20 November 1920. His demob address was Millgreen Fritchley.

He lived at East View, Crich, married, Rosetta Ludlam (sister to Charles Ludlam) on 30 May 1914 at St Mary's Church Crich. They had a daughter Florence May born 5 April 1916

Alfred's brother Albert Anderson is also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Lea Wood, Holloway

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Alfred Anderson Head wdr 46 Gardener, domestic Benges, Herts
Annie E Anderson daughter 23 Garn reeler, Merino Mill Gt. Stanmore, Middx
Agnes Anderson daughter 17   Holloway
Nellie Anderson daughter 14   Holloway
John Anderson son 13   Holloway
Archibald Anderson son 12   Holloway
Alfred Anderson son 10   Holloway
Albert Anderson son 8   Holloway

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1911: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Abraham Roe Head 40 Power frame minder Crich
Annie Elizabeth Roe wife 33 Household work Stanmore, Kent
Alfred Anderson bro in law 20 Power frame minder Holloway
Albert Anderson bro in law 17 Coop shop assistant Holloway
May Anderson sis in law 13 Mill hand Holloway

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1918 Voters List
Alfred Anderson absent on military service, Fritchley.

1939 Register: Woodlands Villas, Crich
Alfred Anderson b.5 April 189; hosiery machine knitter
Rosetta Anderson b.18 December 1891