Private Duncan L. Anderson
SAC 1906

#135638 Private Duncan Leadlie Anderson was born October 17, 1892 in Tory Hill, Ontario, son of the Annie and John H. Anderson of Tory Hill, Ontario and attended St. Andrew's College in 1906. He was the nephew of Dr. H. B. Anderson and Dr. Duncan Anderson of Toronto.

He was unmarried and working as a printer when he enlisted in Toronto on July 22, 1915 with the 74th Battalion C.E.F. at the age of 22 years and 10 months. His attestation form indicated that he had served in the Militia with the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada for two years. He stood only 5' 5 1/2" tall, with brown eyes, brown hair and a dark complexion.

He later transferred to the Machine Gun Section, 109th Battalion (Victoria and Haliburton Battalion) of his home county.

Duncan died at the age of 26 years of  cerebro-spinal-meningitis at the Stationary Hospital at Etaples, France on June 10th (or 14th), 1918. He is buried in the  Etaples Military Cemetery, France (Grave Reference: LXVIII. E. II.) 

  • Scanned Copy of Attestation Paper - Front - Back (National Archives)
  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial Page for Duncan Anderson. This page includes a link to his commemoration on page 539 in the First World War Book of Remembrance.