Lorne Alexander Anderson, MM


Aug 20, 1891

Born at Toronto Ontario


Aug 18, 1915

Attested into the 35th Battalion at Toronto Ontario 

Ø      Number 405163

Ø      Next of kin given as Margaret F Anderson (mother) of 13 Norton Ave Toronto Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Salesman

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      Assigned to “C” Company


Oct 16, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



Oct 25, 1915

Disembarked at Plymouth England and proceeded to the Bramshott Camp 

Appointed to rank of Lance Cpl on arrival


Nov 12, 1915

Promoted to rank of Cpl


Nov 30 1915

Admitted to the Bramshott Military Hospital with synovitis of the knee (an inflammation of the joint)


Dec 5, 1915

Discharged from hospital


Dec 30, 1915

Admitted to the Bramshott Military Hospital with an inflamed middle ear


Jan 7, 1916

Discharged from hospital


Jan 12, 1916

Admitted to West Cliff Hospital at Folkestone with Otitis Media (an ear infection)


Mar 4, 1916

Discharged from hospital


Mar 15, 1916

Reverts to rank of Pte in order to proceed to France


Apr 1, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Apr 2, 1916

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


Apr 18, 1916

Left CBD to join unit


Apr 20, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The battalion relieved the 31st Battalion that evening in the Voormezeele Switch trenches.  Pte Anderson was assigned to “A” Company


Nov 3, 1916

Admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with Myalgia (muscle pain) in legs and back


Nov 5, 1916

Transferred to No 4 CFA


Nov 8, 1916

Transferred to No 6 CFA


Nov 14, 1916

Discharged to duty and rejoined the battalion


Mar 28, 1917

Appointed to rank of Acting Lance Corporal without pay


Apr 12, 1917

Promoted to rank of Cpl to replace Cpl WP Doolan who had been promoted to rank of Sgt


May 30, 1917

Promoted to rank of Sgt to replace Sgt CM Spence 469038, who had proceeded to England for a Commission


Aug 15, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Aug 26, 1917

At duty from leave


Nov 29, 1917

Attached to the Canadian Corps School as an Instructor


Dec 11, 1917

Rejoined unit from Canadian Corps School


Jan 12, 1918

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


Feb 1, 1918

Posted to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) in England pending Commission


Feb 3, 1918

On Command to Officer Training Corps at Bexhill England


Feb 23, 1918

Announcement of the Military Medal in London Gazette #30540


Citation reads:

For conspicuous bravery on the night of the 12th/13th November.  After a heavy bombardment a party of the enemy attempted to raid our trenches.  This NCO, his Officer becoming a casualty, took charge of the platoon and successfully beat off the enemy, inflicting heavy losses on him.  during he attack three of the enemy penetrated our lines but this NCO accounted for them all with his bayonet.  His courage and exemplary conduct throughout the tour did much to raise the spirits of those under him.

AFW 3121.  15th November 1917


Apr 28, 1918

Appointed to a Commission with rank of Temp Lieutenant and posted to 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


May 4, 1918

Posted to the EORD and placed On Command to the Canadian Training School at Bexhill


Aug 20, 1918

Ceases to be On Command and is posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Sep 19, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Sep 20, 1918

Arrived in France and TOS 21st Battalion and assigned to “A” Company


Sep 22, 1918

Admitted to No 51 General Hospital at Etaples with a case of Gonorrhea


Nov 1, 1918

Discharged to CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Havre then sent same day to the CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Nov 12, 1918

Left CCRC to join unit


Nov 14, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the field


Dec 23, 1918

Acted as Standard Bearer for the return of the Colours to the Battalion from England


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Havre France and proceeded to England



Apr 4, 1919

Posted to “P” Wing at CCC (Canadian Concentration Camp) at Witley pending return to Canada


May 6, 1919

Detailed to the Colour Party for a parade in London when the Dominion Troops paraded through the streets to Buckingham Palace


May 13, 1919

Embarked the RMS Caronia at Liverpool



May 23, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded via train to Kingston Ontario


May 26, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Proposed residence on discharge - 13 Norton Ave. Toronto Ontario


Jun 1, 1921

Victory Medal and British War Medal sent to 13 Norton Ave. Toronto Ontario


Feb 26, 1954

Deceased at Cobourg Ontario

Above is from the August 1954 issue of the Communiqué

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