CEF Soldier Detail

Private Anton David Sorensen
Died: September 13, 1976

Regimental Number:
524177
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Company:
Place of Birth:
Egtved
Country:
Denmark
Next of Kin:
Anna Sorenson (Sister), Egtved, Outland, Denmark
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
August 13, 1889
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of Enlistment:
November 20, 1916
Age at enlistment:
27
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
41 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
September 13, 1976
Age at Death:
87
Buried at:
Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario
Plot:
32E-11-3
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Army Medical Corps Canadian Army Medical Corps
Private Canadian Army Medical Corps No. 6 Field Ambulance
Images
Grave Marker for Anton David Sorensen in Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario,

Anton David Sorensen was born on 13 August 1889 in Egtved, Denmark.  Before immigrating to Canada he served for seven months with the volunteers in Copenhagen. Once in Canada, Anton farmed in Manitoba.

On 20 November 1916, Anton enlisted with the Canadian Army Medical Corps in Winnipeg. He sailed to England in April of 1917 and was taken on strength with the CAMC Depot.  He worked at the Bramshott Military Hospital until September of 1917. Anton went to France in November of 1917 and was posted to the 6th Canadian Field Ambulance. He served with this unit continuously (except for a leave in Paris) until April of 1919 when he returned to England and then to Canada.  Anton received his official discharge due to demobilization on 24 May 1919.

Returning to Manitoba, Anton married Doris Bennett on 06 June 1923 in Winnipeg. They moved to Kenora in 1925 and Anton worked as an automotive mechanic until his retirement in 1954.  They had one son, Gordon. Anton was active in the Kenora branch of the Legion, serving as its president in 1943-1944.

Anton died on 13 September 1976 in Kenora.  He is buried in Lake of the Woods Cemetery in Kenora beside his wife, Doris, who predeceased him in December 1969.