David Anderson (British Army officer)

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David Anderson
Born 12 August 1821
Died 7 October 1909
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank General
Commands held Royal Military College, Sandhurst

General David Anderson (12 August 1821 – 7 October 1909) was a British Army officer who became the last Governor of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, before the post was merged with that of Commandant of the college.

Military career[edit]

Anderson was commissioned into the British Army in 1838. He served on the North West Frontier of India from 1853 and was decorated, and in 1885 was appointed to command the Aldershot division. He was Governor of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, from 1886 to 1888, when he was promoted to a full General and retired from the service.[1]

In retirement, he served as Colonel of the Cheshire Regiment, an honorary appointment received 3 March 1894.[2]


On 18 November 1863, Anderson married his cousin Charlotte, second daughter of David Anderson of St Germains, Haddingtonshire,[1] and had five children, Lt-Gen Sir Warren Hastings, Admiral Sir David Murray, Charlotte Mary, Eleanor Florence and Violet Ann. The sons both married but there were no grandchildren.[3]


  1. ^ a b 'Anderson, General David' in Who Was Who 1897–1915 (London: A. & C. Black, 1988 reprint: ISBN 0-7136-2670-4)
  2. ^ "No. 26500". The London Gazette. 3 April 1894. p. 1882. 
  3. ^ Burkes Landed Gentry: Anderson of Northfield, formerly of St Germains and Bourhouse
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Richard Chambré Hayes Taylor
Governor of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst
Succeeded by
Lieutenant General Edward Clive