Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Alastair MacDonald Anderson

In memory of:

Sergeant Alastair MacDonald Anderson

June 2, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

789500

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

10 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Arthur R. Anderson, M.B., C.M., and Clara B. Anderson, of Newfoundland, Canada.

Sergeant Anderson enlisted in early 1940 and was the first Newfoundlander to join the Royal Air Force.

Commemorated on Page 143 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Germany

Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 21. E. 9-12.

Location:

The REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is located 5 km south west of Kleve. From Kleve the cemetery is located, using the Hoffmannallee from the Town Centre, which becomes the Materbornerallee. This road enters Reichswald Forest and becomes the Grunewaldstrasse. Follow direction Gennep, entering Reichswald Forest the cemetery is situated 500 metres on the left. Alternatively from the motorway 57, take exit Kleve/Goch, which leads onto the 9 N road in the direction towards Kleve. After 3 km turn left on to the 504 direction Kranenburg. Reichswald cemetery is clearly signposted on the 504 at cross roads Grunewald. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is situated on the Grunewald Strasse direction Kleve on the right, 3 km from cross roads Grunewald.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Alastair MacDonald Anderson
  • Group Photo– Alastair MacDonald Anderson  4th from the left in front row.
Text at bottom of photo says  Newfoundlanders  R.A.F. in training Class 3M No.2 wireless school  Calgary Canada  Dec. 1940.
  • Group Photo– Alastair MacDonald Anderson  2nd from the right in next picture.
Text at bottom of photo says  "A" Flight Course No. 7, No.1 I.T.S., Toronto  Oct.31 1940
  • Photo of Alastair MacDonald Anderson
  • Group Photo– Alastair MacDonald Anderson  is on the right of the man in the centre of the picture.   Date on back of picture says Oct. 29 1941. Taken in London England.
  • Group Photo– Alastair MacDonald Anderson is standing in the very middle of this group.   No indication of where this was taken.  First names are listed on the back of the picture but I don't think they are in the correct order as they are standing.
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant Alastair MacDonald Anderson is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant Alastair MacDonald Anderson is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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