CEF Award Detail

Major John Gibson Anderson

Military Cross

Regimental Number:
Canadian Infantry
5th Battalion
Enlistment Date:
September 23, 1914
Date of Birth:
January 19, 1885
Date of Death:
November 10, 1917
Date of Award:
October 8, 1915
For conspicuous gallantry near Messines on 8th October, 1915, when he went out with Private Wythe to a German sap. Lieutenant Anderson entered the sap, and Private Wythe crept along the edge. They met and shot two Germans, exchanged shots with three others, and brought back the rifles of the men they had killed. Next day they returned to the sap, and attacked another party of Germans, who retired, leaving a clock, some bombs, a periscope, etc., behind. These they brought in. Much valuable information was gained.
Date of Citation:
November 16, 1915
Citation Source:
London Gazette
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Soldier Notes:

Previously served in the 5th Regiment, Canadian Garrison Artillery, Victoria, British Columbia. A nominal roll says regimental number 1958. Attestation shows no number. Son of Mrs. Mary Anderson, of 318, Thomas St., Esquimalt, Victoria, British Columbia.

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