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2115748   Private David Lawrence Anderson
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 21/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 02/07/1895
Died: 29/09/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
David Anderson was the youngest child of William and Martha Anderson. David was born on 2nd July 1895 in Tobermore, County Londonderry. Sadly, GRONI records suggest his mother Martha died during child birth. His father was both a farmer and a hotel keeper. David went to live in Canada. He enlisted on 24th September 1917 in Edmonton, Alberta where he had been working as a motor driver. Private David Anderson was serving with C Company with the 49th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action on the 29th September 1918. He was 23 years old. In his will, dated 5th November 1917, he left all to his sister Mary Hill Anderson who was also living in Edmonton, Alberta.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Raillencourt Communal Cemetery Ext.
  Cambrai, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-F-11
CWGC Casualty 551259
Raillencourt is a village in the Department of the Nord, about 5 kilometres west of Cambrai on the main road to Arras, D939. The Communal Cemetery is located on the main road about 700 metres from the entrance to the village from the Arras side.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Tobermore War Memorial - WW1 - Part 1 Tobermore
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Tobermore Book WW1 8
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Anderson family 1901 census lists David A as age 5 living with the family at house 2 in Tobermore Town, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Anderson family 1911 census lists David A L as age 16 living with the family at house 2 in Tobermore Town, Londonderry
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private David Lawrence Anderson
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private David Lawrence Anderson including photos
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private David Lawrence Anderson's death
6 Photo of Private David Lawrence Anderson's grave
7 Lieut William Anderson Canadian Military Papers (153) of David's brother
8 Private David Anderson Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (39 no.)
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023