John Anderson was born on February 13th 1888 in Galt (Cambridge), Ontario. His father, John Anderson, was an immigrant from Scotland who worked as a grocer. His family raised him in the Presbyterian Church. John’s father passed away before the First World War. John was a member of the militia prior to 1914. He volunteered to join the Canadian Expeditionary Force on September 23rd 1914 at 26 years old. He fought with the 29th Highland Light Infantry in France as a private. John was killed in action on June 15th 1915 in the Battle of Givenchy. Private John Anderson is buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery in Souchez, France.
Service number: 18168
“Another Galt Soldier Killed in Action, Berlin Daily Telegraph, August 26,1915.
“Anderson, John,” Commonwealth War Graves Commission, accessed March 10, 2015, http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/584747/ANDERSON,%20JOHN