Clarence Burton Anderson, MM


Dec 3, 1892

Born at Comber Ontario


Nov 1, 1915

Attested into the 70th Battalion CEF at Windsor Ontario 

Ø      Number 124304

Ø      Next of kin given as Mr CM Anderson (father) of Leamington Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Chauffeur

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist

Ø      Assigned to “B” Company


Feb 3, 1916

Admitted to London Hospital with diagnosis of Otorrhea (an ear infection)


Mar 3, 1916

Discharged from hospital


Apr 26, 1916

Embarked the SS Lapland at Halifax Nova Scotia



May 5, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


May 8, 1916

Admitted to Moore Barracks Hospital with Bronchitis


May 17, 1916

Transferred to Shorncliffe Military Hospital and diagnosis changed to read Influenza


Jul 3, 1916

Discharged from hospital


Jul 6, 1916

Transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion at Shorncliffe


Sep 10, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Sep 11, 1916

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Oct 4, 1916

Joined the 2nd Entrenching Battalion in the field


Oct 6, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field and assigned to “B” Company 

The Battalion had just come out of the front line at the Somme and were in billets at Albert


Dec 1, 1916

Promoted to rank of Corporal to replace Cpl Leo Coughlin who was sick in hospital


Dec 11, 1916

Proceeded on Gas Course


Dec 16, 1916

At duty from Gas Course


Jan 18, 1917

At duty from course 

There is no mention of what course he attended or the date that it commenced


Feb 7, 1917

Appointed to rank of Acting Lance Sergeant with pay


Feb 8, 1917

Appointed to rank of Lance Sergeant with pay in #8 Platoon to replace L/Sgt Herbert Henry who was wounded


Jul 22, 1917

Attached to the 4th CMG (Canadian Machine Gun) Company


Aug 29, 1917

At duty from 4th CMG Coy


Aug 30, 1917

Promoted to rank of Sgt


Sep 15, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Sep 26, 1917

At duty from leave


Jan 12, 1918

Presented with the Military Medal by Sir Arthur Currie, KCB, KCMG, while on parade at Westrehem


Feb 23, 1918

Announcement of the Military Medal per London Gazette #30540


From the Windsor Record, August 1, 1918


Jul 26, 1918

Proceeded to the Guards Division for Course of Instruction in General Training


Aug 23, 1918

Rejoined battalion from course


Aug 27, 1918

Admitted to 8 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred same day to the No 42 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with a Bullet Wound to left arm (fractured)


Aug 30, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Ville de Liege


Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


Aug 31, 1918

Admitted to the County of Middlesex War Hospital at St Albans


Oct 9, 1918

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital at Epsom


Dec 13, 1918

Discharged from hospital and placed On Command to CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) at Buxton pending return to Canada


Jan 3, 1919

Embarked the RMS Scotian at Liverpool


TOS No 1 District Depot at London Ontario


Jan 15, 1919

Disembarked at St John New Brunswick and proceeded to London Ontario


Jan 17, 1919

Posted to the Casualty Company at London Ontario 

Granted leave with subsistence until January 31, 1919


Jan 31, 1919

Medical Board at London Ontario notes: 

Ø      Complains of slight cough and expectoration due to being gassed in April 1917

Ø      Left arm was fractured by a bullet wound

Ø      Suffers partial loss of function due to fracture of left radius

Ø      Suffers pain and stiffness in left wrist along with a weak grip

Ø      Has limited movement in left arm

Ø      Can resume previous occupation with lessened efficiency for 6 months

Ø      Given Medical Category C2


Feb 5, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at London Ontario 

Ø      Discharged as Medically Unfit

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – Sandwich Ontario

There is no Medals card in the file to indicate when or where his medals were sent.  He would have been entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, in addition to his Military Medal.


Feb ?, 1953

Died at Grace Hospital, Windsor Ontario

Victoria Memorial Park
Windsor Ontario


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