CEF Soldier Detail

Private William Alexander Anderson
Died: August 29, 1918

Regimental Number:
1069183
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
1st Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles
Company:
Place of Birth:
Carlyle, Saskatchewan
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. A Cunningham (his mother) Carlyle, Saskatchewan
Address at Enlistment:
Hubbard, Saskatchewan
Date of Birth:
December 5, 1898
Trade or Calling:
School Teacher
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Melville, Saskatchewan
Date of Enlistment:
October 28, 1916
Age at enlistment:
17
Height:
5 Feet 11 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
3 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
August 29, 1918
Age at Death:
19
Buried at:
Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot:
II. F. 8.
Commemorated:
Carlyle, Saskatchewan War Memorial
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 171 - 47
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

His service file has been digitized and is available at the LAC link above. 

Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial

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Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 1st Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles
Private Canadian Infantry 249th Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 15th Battalion

He died of a shrapnel wound that fractured his thigh during an attack on Vis-en-Artois.  "He was immediately attended to and evacuated to Field Ambulance, via Battalion  Aid Post, and from there was removed to No. 7 Casualty Clearing Station where he succumbed to his wounds."

His photograph is included on page 472 of Prairie Trails to Blacktop, Carlyle and District 1882-1982. His families history is on page 501 of the same volume. He is also mentioned in his sister's family history on page 1016.