Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Arthur Stuart Anderson

In memory of:

Private Arthur Stuart Anderson

June 2, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

McG/159

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.)

Additional Information


Born:

May 16, 1889

Enlistment:

June 1, 1915
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Reverend John Anderson of Peterborough, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 46 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Panel 10

Location:


The Menin Gate Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town of Ypres (now Ieper) in the Province of West Flanders, on the road to Menin and Courtrai. It bears the names of 55,000 men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War. Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and erected by the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission, it consists of a Hall of Memory", 36.6 metres long by 20.1 metres wide. In the centre are broad staircases leading to the ramparts which overlook the moat, and to pillared loggias which run the whole length of the structure. On the inner walls of the Hall, on the side of the staircases and on the walls of the loggias, panels of Portland stone bear the names of the dead, inscribed by regiment and corps. Carved in stone above the central arch are the words:


TO THE ARMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHO STOOD HERE FROM 1914 TO 1918 AND TO THOSE OF THEIR DEAD WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE.

Over the two staircases leading from the main Hall is the inscription:

HERE ARE RECORDED NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN WHO FELL IN YPRES SALIENT BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH.

The dead are remembered to this day in a simple ceremony that takes place every evening at 8:00 p.m. All traffic through the gateway in either direction is halted, and two buglers (on special occasions four) move to the centre of the Hall and sound the Last Post. Two silver trumpets for use in the ceremony are a gift to the Ypres Last Post Committee by an officer of the Royal Canadian Artillery, who served with the 10th Battery, of St. Catharines, Ontario, in Ypres in April 1915."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Inscription – Inscription on the Menin Gate - August 2012 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Menin gate – Menin Gate - October 2009 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Inscription – Panel 10 of the Menin Gate - August 2012 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Roll of Honour – From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Memorial Plaque – Memorial Plaque
  • Photo taken from the University of Toronto Year Book – Torontonensis 1913 (University of Toronto Year Book), pg. 168.
  • Press Clipping
  • Photo of Arthur Anderson – From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1918. 
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • The Soldiers' Tower – The Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto was built in 1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. Their names are carved on the Memorial Screen. Photo:  K. Parks.
  • Memorial Room – Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Inscription – Inscription in Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower.  The carillon was installed in 1927.  Originally there were 23 bells. Alumni and friends donated funds for bells in memory of those who died in the Great War. Dedications are carved high on the walls of the Memorial Room. Bell XXI is dedicated:  " 'Extol, ye bell, the virtue of our valorous men.' Alumni Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering". photo courtesy of Alumni Relations.

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