Charles Alexander Anderson
Sir Charles Anderson
Anderson in 1916
|Born||10 February 1857|
|Died||20 February 1940 (aged 83)|
|Years of service||1876–1920|
|Commands held||Southern Army, India|
Commander of British Troops in South China
Mohmand Field Force
Second Anglo-Afghan War
Third Anglo-Burmese War
First World War
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure (Japan)
Major-General Anderson, who directed the subsequent operations from the roof at the edge of the Magazine Compound, at a distance of some 20 yards, having ordered all persons to be cleared out of the fort, and placed a cordon round it at 1,000 yards distance, a steam fire engine was got to work, and the fire party which had been organised commenced their highly dangerous task of clearing cell No. 8 in which was stored some 19,000 lbs of gunpowder; they eventually succeeded in so doing, thereby cutting off the fire by the intervention of an empty cell. Had the powder in this cell exploded, the explosion must have been communicated to cells in an adjoining magazine, where 300,000 lbs of gunpowder were stored.
He was appointed Commander of 1st Brigade for the Bazaar Valley expedition in 1908, and went on to be Commander of the Mohmand Field Force later that year. He was appointed Commander of British Troops in South China in 1910.
In 1893 he married Ellen Katherine Russell: they went on to have two sons.
| Commander of British Troops in South China
Sir Robert Scallon
| GOC-in-C, Southern Army, India
Sir William Marshall