Kitchener Public Library Digital Collections
Anderson, John D.
Description
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Cards
Description
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. The card also bears a red cross.
Notes
Anderson, John D.

Private.

Prior to WW1, Private Anderson was a member of the 29th Regiment (Highland Light Infantry of Canada) in Galt, ON. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Valcartier, P.Q. on 23 September 1914. He was assigned to the 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion which arrived in England 14 October 1914. After training through the winter, they embarked for France in February, 1915. Private Anderson was killed in action at Givenchy, France on 15 June 1915.

John Anderson was born 13 February 1888 in Galt, Ontario to John and Jane Anderson (nee Ballantyne). His religion was Presbyterian and his civilian occupation was teamster.

He never married.

At the time of his death, his next of kin was his older brother, by eighteen years, George Anderson of 30 May Street, Windsor, Ontario.

Private Anderson is buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France (Grave Reference XVII. F. 4.)
Date of Original
1919
Date Of Event
1914-1915
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Anderson, John D.
Local identifier
WW1_A_047
Collection
Kitchener Public Library
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Birthplace:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.3668 Longitude: -80.31637
  • Place of military service:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    Latitude: 50.38333 Longitude: 2.76667
  • Place of burial:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    Latitude: 50.38333 Longitude: 2.75
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Terms of Use
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Full Text

Anderson, John D.

Private.

Enlisted very early in the war with 29th Highland Light Infantry Battalion of Galt.

He was killed in action at Givenchy, June 15, 1915.

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Anderson, John D.


A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. The card also bears a red cross.