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William Anderson

Full name: William Davidson Anderson
Gender: Male [unknown], Unknown, Ireland
Died: April 26, 1915 in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, France
Affiliations: Bellahouston Harriers, Glasgow (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Irish-born William Anderson moved to Scotland when only six months old. He was a member of Glasgow Olympic when he placed second in the 1904 Scottish 880 yards championship behind fellow Olympian [John McGough]. He won the title in 1905 after moving to Bellahouston Harriers and, after joining Partick AC, was third in 1907. He was runner-up in the 440 yards championship in 1906-07 and in won the 880 yards in the Scotland vs. Ireland match at Edinburgh in 1905. He moved to Saskatchewan before the outbreak of World War I, and during the hostilities served as a private with the 5th batallion Canadian Infantry. He was injured during the second Battle of Ypres on 23 April 1915, and died in a Boulogne hospital three days later from his wounds.

Personal Bests: 440y – 53.0e (1907); 880y – 1:58.8 (1905).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer Athina Athletics Men's 400 metres Great Britain GBR 7
1906 Summer Athina Athletics Men's 800 metres Great Britain GBR 4 h1 r1/2

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1906 Summer Athina Athletics Great Britain Final 7
1906 Summer Athina Athletics Great Britain Repêchage Heat 1 QU 54.8
1906 Summer Athina Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 2 QC

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1906 Summer Athina Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 4
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