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James Archibald Anderson

In memory of:

Private James Archibald Anderson

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

803147

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

March 25, 1893

Son of Christopher and Janet Anderson, of 480, Charlotte St., London, Ontario.

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:

Arras Road Cem Mem. 15.

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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  • Photo of JAMES ARCHIBALD ANDERSON– photo of James Archibald Anderson from London Honour Roll
  • Photo of James Archibald Anderson– Pte J A Anderson from the December 1918 edition of The Christmas Echo published in London Ontario  --And in the Morning
  • Cenotaph– The 15th Battalion Vimy cross memorial was erected and dedicated at Ecurie, France close to the site where the original wooden Vimy cross was erected on the battlefield near Nine Elms Cemetery on 10 April 1917. The memorial is a granite replica of that cross and bears the names of fifty-four of the battalion's Fallen that were inscribed on the original - including Pte James Anderson.

Photograph taken in September 2018 at the dedication ceremony and is submitted by the 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project.

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  • Badge– 15th Bn cap badge. Photo BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.
 
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  • Shoulder patch– 1st Division, 3rd Brigade shoulder patch worn by 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada). Photo BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team..

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  • Grave Marker– Photo BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team
		
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  • Badge– Cap badge of the 135th Bn which he originally joined before being sent to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement. Photo BGen Young 15th Bn Memorial Project.

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  • Vimy Cross– Vimy Cross erected by the 15th Battalion following the 9 April battle at Vimy Ridge to commemorate those who fell during the engagement.  Photo from the archives of the 48th Highlanders Regimental Museum, Toronto provided by BGen (ret) G Young and submitted by Capt (ret) V Goldman of the 15th Bn Memorial Project. DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Vimy Cross– The Vimy Cross was returned to the 48th Highlanders after the war by the CWGC and currently rests in a place of honour in their Regimental Museum.  All of the names of those 15th Battalion members killed during the battle for Vimy Ridge remain clearly visible on the cross.  Photo taken by BGen(ret) G Young and submitted by Capt (ret) V Goldman of the 15th Bn Memorial Project.  Dileas Gu Brath
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (front side).  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU GRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (reverse side).  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU GRATH
  • Grave Marker– Grave Marker – The grave marker at the Nine Elms Cemetery located outside Roclincourt, France. It is located about 5 kilometres from Canada's Vimy Memorial. May he rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Inscription– Inscription: Asleep in Jesus - Ever Remembered  (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Cemetery– Nine Elms Cemetery – The Nine Elms Cemetery, located at Roclincourt, France. It is about 5 kilometres from Canada's Vimy Memorial in France. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)

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