Anderson, John A.

Rank Private
Service # 880521
Unit # 186th, 1st
24th Reg. Yes
Resident Dresden
Books Of Rememberance Page Available

Private John A. Anderson went overseas with the 186th. Battalion March 26th, 1917, and after training at Bramshott, proceeded to France September 9th, 1917, transferring to the 1st. Battalion. At Passchendaele November 10th, he received shrapnel wounds in the back and both arms, and admitted to No.3 Australian General Hospital, later being transferred to Bradford, England, and then to Basingstoke. Upon recovery he returned to Witley Camp.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Sources IODE, Chatham Daily News (22-04-1919)
Height 6' 2"
Eye Colour Blue
Age 26
Complexion Fair
Hair Brown
Race White
Birthplace Dresden, Ontario
Religion Presbyterian
Last Place of Employment McVean's Flour Mills, Dresden, Ontario
Average Earnings $10.00 per week
Marital Status Single
When Enlisted March 16th, 1916
Where Enlisted Dresden, Ontario
Next of Kin Mother- Mrs. Basha Wilcox, Thamesville.

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