By Lord Ashcroft
First published in Britain at War in May 2018.
Acting Lieutenant Colonel William Herbert Anderson VC: leadership
William Herbert Anderson was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on 29 December 1881. Always known as “Bertie”, he was the eldest of five sons born to William James Anderson, an accountant and stockbroker, and his wife, Nora (née Kay). However, one of the couple’s sons, Harry, had died, aged just seven days old, on March 7 1887. (more…)