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Name: Alexander John Anderson Service Number: 743132 Rank: Private Battalion: 26th Battalion Date of Birth: March 31, 1897 Place of Birth: Yarmouth NS Date of Enlistment: April 10, 1916 Place of Enlistment: St. John, New Brunswick Address at Enlistment: 18 Clarence St., St John NB Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Complexion: Light Eyes: Blue Hair: Light Marital Status: Single Trade: Boiler Maker Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: John G. Anderson (Father) 18 Clarence St., St John NB Date of Death: July 4, 1917 Age at Death: 20 Cemetery: Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Grave Reference: XIX. E. 18. Commemorated on Page 191 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 1 and May 2 Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth War Memorial Alexander John Anderson was the son of John Gustave Anderson (1852-1928) and Susan Amelia (Clifford) Anderson (1862-1930). One of seven children, he had two brothers and four sisters. All were born in New Brunswick with the exception of Alexander, who was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Alexander’s father, a pulp mill laborer, was born in Sweden, and his mother was born in New Brunswick. Private Anderson enlisted with the 115th Battalion and trained in Canada until his departure from Halifax for Liverpool on July 23, 1916, arriving there on July 31. At Bramshott Camp on April 3, 1917 he was transferred to the 26th Battalion. transferred to the 26th Battalion on April 3, 1917 and joined the unit in the field on May 2, 1917. He was killed in action on July 4, 1917.
Alexander John Anderson