Richard Collicott Anstee World War One Hero

We have uploaded to the World War One Roll of Honour a biography of Richard Collicott Anstee of the Edlesborough Anstees, who signed up for active service in May 1916 aged “17 years 11 months old” and was fighting with the 2/2 London Regiment of the Royal Fusiliers on the Western Front in October 1917 when he received a serious “gunshot wound to his left shoulder“.

Anybody who has information they would like to add to this biography, please contact us at

Anybody who has researched their Anstey ancestors’ wartime heroics and wishes for their findings to be uploaded to the Anstey story project website, feel free to contact us.


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