George Anderson Interview | Veterans Affairs Canada

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George Anderson was born in Gateshead, England on May 16, 1887. He and his wife emigrated to Canada to join his wife’s family in Saskatchewan. Interested in the military, he joined the South Saskatchewan Regiment as a militiaman in 1911. On March 14, 1916, he enlisted for overseas service with the 210th Battalion at Moose Jaw, despite having poor vision in one eye. Mr. Anderson then joined the 46th Battalion as a sergeant. He fought in several major battles; Amiens, Arras, Canal du Nord, Hindenburg Line (Drocourt- Queant), and Valenciennes, but was able to remember little of his action. He returned home to an empty house, divorcing his wife soon after. He rejoined the militia as a Regimental Sergeant Major, and served Canada during the Second World War training combat troops. After the war, he resided in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

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Kate Lindsay, University of Oxford is the Director of World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings. She is also the Manager for Education Enhancement at Academic IT where she also led the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and public engagement initiative Great War Archive. She has eight years experience of in-depth work on World War I digital archives and educational curricula. Kate has a degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds, combined with an MSc in Information Systems from the University for Sheffield, and an MSc in Educational Research from the University of Oxford. She is particularly interested in womens' experience of War and the representation of the First World War in popular culture.
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