- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Acting Major
- 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, 2nd Armoured Brigade, 1st Armoured Division, British Army
- Awarded on:
- September 27th, 1940
"For conspicous gallantry, coolness and determination.
On 27 May 1940 at ABBEVILLE Capt Anderson, the Brigade Major, during the attack of the 2nd Armoured Brigade S.W. of ABBEVILE, was sent forward in a Scout car with verbal orders to O.C. 10 H. He located the O.C. 10.H. who was closely engage in his tank with German anti-tank guns on the outskirts of HUPPY.
Under heavy shell and M.G. fire Captain Anderson left his scout car, crossed open ground on food, and delivered the orders. He then brought back to Brigade H.Q. a valuable situation report.
Later in the day Capt. Anderson, this time in a cruiser tank, again carried important verbal orders to the 10 H., who were still out of wireless touch.
Near HUPPY he came under intense anti-tank gun fire. His tank was quickly hit four times by anti-tank shells and set on fire. The wireless operator was wounded. Captain Anderson successfully maneuvered into cover, and got his crew out of the blazing tank.
He then, with the driver, pulled the wounded man, who was unable to walk, by his web equipment a long distance under M.G. fire to the shelter of a farmhouse, thereby saving this man's life.
Captain Anderson, by his valuable liaison work throughout the day, contributed very largely towards the maintenance of control and communications with forward regiments."