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Corporal John Henry Anderson was born January 20,1892, in Duluth, Minnesota, United States, to parents Augustus and Albertina Anderson. In I898 the family moved from the United States to Canada. While working as a brakeman on the Canadian Pacific Railway, John Henry Anderson enlisted with the 54th Battalion in Vernon, British Columbia on May 28, 1915.

Anderson proceeded overseas to England with the 54th Battalion, and was then sent to France on January 5, 1916, where he was attached to the 7th Battalion. He was killed in action during the battle for Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917.  His body was never found and he is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial in France.

External links:
Cpl. John Henry Anderson’s service record (Serv/Reg# 442007) can be viewed/downloaded in pdf format through Library and Archives Canada.
Burial information is available at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
memorial page honouring John Henry Anderson can be visited online at the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

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