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Alexander John Anderson Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 26th Battalion Regimental Number: 743132 Rank: Private Date of Birth: March 31, 1897 Place of Birth: Yarmouth N.S. 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 Years Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Trade: Boiler Maker Marital Status: Single Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: John G. Anderson (Father) 18 Clarence St., St John NB Private Anderson enlisted with the 115th Battalion and transferred to the 26th Battalion on May 2, 1917. He was killed in action on July 4, 1917. Date of Death: July 4, 1917 Age at Death: 20 Cemetery: Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Grave Reference: XIX. E. 18. (Not Listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial) 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 Sources: Commonwealth War Grave Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
Private Alexander John Anderson
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