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Helgi Olafson Anderson


Anderson, Helgi Olafson, Geysir, Manitoba, formerly of Nijoafjord [?], Iceland. Occupation: Farmer. Military Service: Sapper, Reg. No. 294153, 223rd Overseas Bn., 1st Battalion Canadian Engineer, Attestation Papers. References: Columns of numbers in one of Jack Beaumont’s diaries under “Emerson”, “Andy”, “Watchorn”, and “Slim.” These are probably the scores of a card game by the stretcher bearers, and “Andy” short for “Anderson.” Grain Growers’ Note Pad, 1916-1917, p. 25; “Anderson,” Grain Growers’ Note Pad, 1916-1917, p. 46.

Additional Biographical Information:

6 June 1918: “Para. No. 7 Posting. The following other ranks are posted to Headquarters from the Companies shown … 294153, Spr. Anderson, H. O., “B” Co., Stretcher Bearer … ” War Diary of the 1st Battalion, Canadian Engineers, June 1918, Appendix 6, p 29.