Name:Alexander John AndersonService Number:743132Rank:PrivateBattalion:26th BattalionDate of Birth:March 31, 1897Place of Birth:Yarmouth NSDate of Enlistment:April 10, 1916Place of Enlistment:St. John, New BrunswickAddress at Enlistment:18 Clarence St., St John NB Age at Enlistment:19 Height: 5 feet, 5 inchesComplexion: LightEyes: BlueHair: LightMarital Status:Single Trade:Boiler Maker Religion:Church of EnglandNext of Kin:John G. Anderson (Father) 18 Clarence St., St John NBDate of Death:July 4, 1917 Age at Death:20Cemetery:Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Grave Reference: XIX. E. 18.Commemorated on Page 191 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 1 and May 2 Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth War MemorialAlexander John Anderson was the son of John Gustave Anderson and Susan Amelia (Clifford) Anderson. One of seven children he had two brothers and four sisters. All were born in New Brunswick with the exception of Alexander, who was born in Yarmouth, NS. Private Anderson enlisted with the 115th Battalion and trained in Canada until his departure from Halifax for Liverpool on July 23, 1916, arriving there on July 31. At Bramshott Camp on April 3, 1917 he was transferred to the 26th Battalion. transferred to the 26th Battalion on April 3, 1917 and joined the unit in the field on May 2, 1917. He was killed in action on July 4, 1917.