Full name: William Wallace Anderson
Born: June 27, 1859 in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Great Britain
Died: April 26, 1923 in Le Houlme, Seine-Maritime, France
Affiliations: Union Club/Standard Athletic Club
Country: Great Britain
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Despite being born in Scotland, William Anderson lived in Paris, where he worked as an agent. He played football for one of Parisâs top teams of the day, White Rovers FC, and played for Union des SociÃ©tÃ©s FranÃ§ais de Sports Athletiques in the 1900 Olympic match. Although his side was heavily-beaten, the 41-year-old Anderson made his mark. He opened the bowling with [William Attrill] and proceeded to take four Great Britain wickets in the first innings, and his eight runs was the highest individual score in his teamâs second innings total of just 26. Andersonâs son, also William Wallace Anderson, was killed in action in 1916, shortly after his 19th birthday.
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