H.S. Anderson

 The Last Post - 2651 Bugler Anderson H.S.

The last surviving Maidaner, Harold Stuart Anderson, died at the age of 102 on 2nd November 1998 which was 84 years to the day when he had been sailing to France in 1914. He had also been present at the Battle of Hooge in June 1915. Shortly before his death, he had been awarded the Legion d'Honneur by the French Republic, an award which was made to the handful of surviving veterans to mark the 80th anniversary of the end of the Great War. His funeral took place very fittingly at 11 am on 11th of November 1998, eighty years on to the minute when the guns ceased firing on the Western Front. Although he had not, by then, received the insignia of the Legion, it was presented to his daughter by the French Consul in March 1999.