Pte Robert V Anderson


Apr 5, 1884

Born at Renfrew Ontario


Dec 22, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59013 (temporary number 1197)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs Anna L Anderson (wife) of RR 2 Shawville Quebec

Ø      Previous occupation given as Stone Worker

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Wesleyan

Ø      Assigned to the Depot Company

Ø      Medical notes that he should be given light duties for 10 days


Feb 8, 1915

Forfeits 4 day’s pay – offence not recorded


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe Kent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkstone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer


Apr 22, 1916

Killed in action


Ridge Wood Military Cemetery
Voormezeele, Belgium


Mar 26, 1920

Beginning on this date, and on subsequent dates, the following medals were sent to his widow who had remarried, Mrs Walter Greenwood, 502, 8th St, New Westminster BC 

1914-15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Memorial Cross



In addition, a Memorial Cross was also sent to his mother, Mrs Catharine R Anderson at Box 291, Renfrew Ontario


His pay book had the form filled in for his will, undated.  In it he leaves “all that’s coming to me in this book to Dorothy Delta Anderson, Renfrew Ontario”.   


From the Renfrew Mercury, November 3, 1916


During the Remembrance Day ceremonies in 2008, Veteran's Affairs Canada conducted a vigil each night for the week leading up to November 11.  This vigil consisted of projecting the names of every Canadian soldier who is listed with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on various buildings and monuments across Canada, and in London England.  The photo below shows Pte RV Anderson's name being projected on the outside wall of Canada House in London England.


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