The New Mosquito of September 2016 contained a fascinating article entitled ‘4034 Trooper James Scott Anderson, 1/2 Scottish Horse’. Written by Ann Walker -James’s daughter – it contains an account of his service as a scout in Macedonia from 1916 to 1918. What makes it especially remarkable is that this detailed narrative was written from memory many years later. If, on finishing that article, you wanted to hear more from James, then I have good news for you …
The full account of James Scott Anderson’s service in the First World War has been published by Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd and is now available from Amazon and other outlets. An attractive paperback of more than 90 pages, well illustrated with photos, maps and drawings, it is a pleasure to read. Ann – a member of the SCS – is to be congratulated on getting her father’s story into print. It is always good to see a new book on the Salonika campaign, but I am especially pleased to see one with so much about the Struma front. Definitely one for the Christmas list! Here are details of the book:
James Scott Anderson (1894-1986)
From Elgin in Scotland in August 1914 through Egypt and Salonika to northern France in 1918, James recalls his adventures in the Great War in remarkable detail. Writing from memory sixty years after the War his experiences of breaking horses in England, surviving extreme heat and desert warfare in Egypt, working as a trained scout in Salonika and in the last battles leading up to the Armistice in France are all brought vividly to life.