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Harry Anderson

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Harry Anderson

April 7, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

186003

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regt.)

Additional Information


Born:

December 23, 1897

Commemorated on Page 191 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

NINE ELMS MILITARY CEMETERY (France)
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. G. 19.

Location:

Thelus is a village about 6.5 kilometres north of Arras and 1 kilometre east of the main road from Arras to Lens. The NINE ELMS MILITARY CEMETERY is on the western side of the main road and about 1.5 kilometres south of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Harry Anderson– Lance Corporal Harry Anderson
C Company (Machine Gun)
1st. C.M.Rs. (Saskatchewan Regiment)
Born in Belfast, Ireland and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Family Photo– Harry and his family in front of their home at 415 Alfred Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Left to right;  Harry, Harry's brother Sam, mother, Elizabeth (nee Crowe), Harry's sister, Isabelle and father Alex (Pop).
  • Photo of Harry's Brother's Wedding– Harry's brother Sam's wedding to Amy Beavis in Crystal City, Manitoba 7 August 1928. Left to right: Sam Beavis (Amy's brother), Charlotte Todd, Amy, Sam, Marjory Greenway, Reverend Joseph Hunter and Hilda Hosegood
  • Family Photo– Harry's sister Isabelle (Belle) and her husband Stan Westmacott in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Family Photo– Monty Westmacott (Belle and Stan's son) probably at Gimli Beach in Manitoba
  • Photo of Amy Anderson– On the 10 May 2011, Harry's great, great niece, Amy Anderson and her husband Tim visited Harry's grave at 9 Elms cemetry!!
To the best of Gerry Anderson's knowledge (I am Amy's grandfather and Harry's nephew) Amy is the first member of the Anderson family to visit Harry's grave!!
  • Photo of Amy Anderson– Amy at the gates to Nine Elms cemetery.  Amy has found Harry!!
  • Paying respects– Amy at Harry's grave with his picture.
  • Grave Marker– Harry's tombstone at Nine Elms cemetery (7 - 10 April 1917)
  • Photo of Amy Anderson– Amy recording her visit with Harry in the guest book at the Nine Elms Cemetery.
  • Photo of Amy Anderson– Amy phoning home to tell the Family that she has visited with Harry and that she has kissed his head stone.
  • Cemetery– Amy walking towards the Cross of Sacrifice in the Nine Elms cemetary.
  • Trenches– The trenches around Nine Elms cemetery.  Harry and his machine gun crew were most likely killed instantly by a shell that found them while they were valiantly operating their machine gun on the unprotected hell of no- man's- land.

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