CEF Soldier Detail

Major John Gibson Anderson
Died: November 10, 1917

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
5th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Country:
Scotland
Next of Kin:
James Nicholson Anderson, Grande Prairie, Alberta.
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
January 19, 1885
Trade or Calling:
Electrician
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 23, 1914
Age at enlistment:
29
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
40 Inches
Expansion:
5 Inches
Religion:
Baptist
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Passchendaele
Date of Death:
November 10, 1917
Age at Death:
32
Buried at:
Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium
Plot:
Panel 18 - 26 - 28
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 158 - 47
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Major Canadian Infantry 5th Battalion
Trooper Canadian Cavalry 19th Alberta Dragoons 1st Canadian Divisional Cavalry Squadron

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.

Awards and Decorations
Mentioned in Despatches & 'A' List
Military Cross