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Charles Laidlaw Anderson


Anderson, Charles Laidlaw, enlisted at Barriefield, Ontario, originally of Port Hope, Ontario. Occupation: student. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 475533, 4th University Co., PPCLI, Attestation Papers. Diary Reference: shot through the head [killed], 2:1 Jun ’16.

Additional Biographical Information:

Pte. Anderson enlisted in the 4th University Company in September 1915. His parents were living at Peterborough at that time. A student, he was just 19 year of age, when he was killed by a rifle bullet while on sentry duty at about 2:00 a.m. on 1 June 1916. He had been in the field with the PPCLI less than two months. Stephen K. Newman, With the Patricia’s in Flanders 1914-1918 (Saanichton: Bellewaerde House Publishing, 2000), 108.

Date of Death: 1 June 1916. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Buried at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, two km south of Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium. Grave Reference: VI.D.58


Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, south of Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium.


Railway Dugouts Burial Ground