Bradford-born Eric Anderson was a Private in the East Yorkshire Regiment, British Army during the Second World War. On 6 April 1943, Private Anderson, a stretcher-bearer, went forward alone through heavy fire. He brought in 3 injured comrades and was aiding a fourth, when he was mortally wounded.
Anderson, only 27 at the time was awarded the VC for his bravery and courage. He is laid to rest in southern Tunisia and his Victoria Cross is displayed in York.