Gilbert Anderson, Pte.
Personal information
Age 21
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Military information
Army Number 3606646
Rank Pte.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron Unknown
Unit / Group 11th Battalion 4th Parachute Brigade
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Army Air Corps Parachute Regiment
Death information
Died when 25-9-1944
Died where Arnhem
Spot Onderlangs area
Map reference Unknown
Burial Location No known grave
Grave number Unknown
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

The following note was written in his memory by his younger brother: GILBERT It is very strange writing this over you, my brother. Strange because I hardly had the time to learn to know you better. In the time that I came to know you I was realy too young to realize what was happening all around me. In that time you was already in the army but when you came home on leave you left very vivid memories with me. Those memories were all quite short. You always let me empty your kitbag and you took care to put something in it for me right at the bottom of it. When the sirens sounded we would go to the back door and pretend to shoot them German planes down, and you would tell me some of the things you and your pals had done in training. Boy oh boy you made me feel as if I was as big as you. Even after you had left us to go to Arnhem you tried to help me. Strange but you must have been watching over me because you contacted me in my dreams by �Onderlangs� in Arnhem, trying to reassure and guide me. I still feel that you are watching. After a while I did not know what further steps I should take in my search for you and then all at once more family and friends joined me. I do feel that you know this already. You might be listed as unknown but Gilbert you are definitely not forgotten!

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Gilbert Anderson, Pte.
Personal information
Age 21
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Military information
Army Number 3606646
Rank Pte.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron Unknown
Unit / Group 11th Battalion 4th Parachute Brigade
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Army Air Corps Parachute Regiment
Death information
Died when 25-9-1944
Died where Arnhem
Spot Onderlangs area
Map reference Unknown
Burial Location No known grave
Grave number Unknown
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

The following note was written in his memory by his younger brother: GILBERT It is very strange writing this over you, my brother. Strange because I hardly had the time to learn to know you better. In the time that I came to know you I was realy too young to realize what was happening all around me. In that time you was already in the army but when you came home on leave you left very vivid memories with me. Those memories were all quite short. You always let me empty your kitbag and you took care to put something in it for me right at the bottom of it. When the sirens sounded we would go to the back door and pretend to shoot them German planes down, and you would tell me some of the things you and your pals had done in training. Boy oh boy you made me feel as if I was as big as you. Even after you had left us to go to Arnhem you tried to help me. Strange but you must have been watching over me because you contacted me in my dreams by �Onderlangs� in Arnhem, trying to reassure and guide me. I still feel that you are watching. After a while I did not know what further steps I should take in my search for you and then all at once more family and friends joined me. I do feel that you know this already. You might be listed as unknown but Gilbert you are definitely not forgotten!

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