Original County Borough of Burnley Police Form of Application with Conditions of Service, as issued to J.W. Anderson, who joined as a Police Constable on 28th December 1907. With original wallet. Anderson who originally served with the British Army out in India prior to joining the police, was subsequently killed in action during the Great War as a Sergeant with the Royal Field Artillery on 15th November 1916.
Condition: Good Condition.
Together with a Letter of Recommendation from his Lieutenant in the 11th Battery, R.F.A., written at Jullundur in India on 10th August 1907, and another from his Captain, dated 26th September 1907. With one more from the Vice President of the Battery Sport’s Club, dated 27th September 1907.
James W. Anderson was a pre-war regular soldier, who saw service ad a Gunner (No.1422) with the Royal Field Artillery. Serving out in India with the 11th Battery, he was transferred to the Army Reserve in 1907. Anderson then joined as a Constable the Burnley Police on 28th December 1907, but was recalled to the colours on the outbreak of the Great War, and then saw service on the Western Front from 6th November 1914, as a Corporal later Sergeant with the 45th Brigade, being killed in action on 15th November 1916 and buried in the Guards Cemetery at Lesboeufs.