Wednesday 13 December 2006

Lieutenant Alfred William Anderson

Born on 3 March 1893 in Renfrew, Ontario - son of Archibald and Catharine Anderson, Renfrew, Ontario - attestation forms state trade as clerk, single, (summer of 1916) member of the 42nd Regiment, formerly a member of the Renfrew Cadet Corps, height of 5 feet 9.5 inches, chest of 38 inches, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, fair[?] hair, Methodist.

Joined the 130th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 4 February 1916 (number 788564) - transferred(?) to the 240th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 28 November 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 7 November 1917 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery, France.

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