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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Essley Anderson

In memory of:

Private John Essley Anderson

November 8, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Additional Information


January 8, 1895
Cardinal, Ontario


February 11, 1916
Brockville, Ontario

Son of George A. and Marian E. Anderson, of Sacket Harbor, New York. He enlisted in the 156th Overseas Battalion.

Commemorated on Page 359 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

III. C. 19.


VALENCIENNES (ST.ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY is situated on the north-east side of the town, about 1.5 kilometres from the centre. It is on the north side of the road to Bruay-sur-L'Escaut.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Gravemarker
  • Valenciennes Cemetery's Entrance
  • Valenciennes (St. Roch) Community Cemetery
  • Photo of John Essley Anderson– My uncle, Private John Essley Anderson, P.P.C.L.I., killed in action on November 8, 1918
  • Grave Marker– John Essley Anderson's original grave marker.  Photograph dates from the early 1920's
  • Photo of John Essley Anderson and his friend– Private John Essley Anderson, on the right, and an unnamed fellow soldier of the P.P.C.L.I..  This photograph was taken in late 1917-early 1918 in France.

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