Eric Anderson (VC)
15 September 1915|
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
|Died||6 April 1943
Wadi Akarit, Tunisia
|Buried at||Sfax, Tunisia|
|Years of service||1940–1943|
|Unit||East Yorkshire Regiment|
Eric Anderson VC (15 September 1915 – 6 April 1943) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Anderson was 27 years old, and a private in the 5th Battalion, The East Yorkshire Regiment, British Army during the Second World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 6 April 1943 on the Wadi Akarit, Tunisia, when a company of The East Yorkshire Regiment had to withdraw temporarily behind the crest of a hill, Private Anderson, a stretcher-bearer, went forward alone through heavy fire to rescue the wounded. Three times he brought in wounded comrades, and was rendering first aid to a fourth when he was mortally wounded.
- Harvey, David (1999). Monuments to Courage: Victoria Cross Headstones and Memorials. Vol. 1, 1854–1916
- Buzzell, Nora (1997), This England, 3rd Edn., 352pp, ISBN 0-906324-27-0
- Flickr images: Memorial to Eric Anderson and others at the Victoria Memorial, Bradford.