706599 Spr James Arthur Anderson, 10th Bn Canadian Railway Troops.
Born at Fairbanks Township, Sullivan County, USA on 21 January 1897, James enlisted into the US Regular Army at Terre Haute, Indiana in early 1914 but he left within a year to move to Canada (reasons unknown) and, by the end of 1915, he was working as a general labourer in Victoria, British Columbia.
James enlisted into the Canadian Army at Victoria on 8 January 1916 (oddly, on his attestation papers, James makes no mention of any previous military service) and, following his training, he was sent overseas in August 1916 where served on the Western Front (mainly on the Belgian coast and behind the Ypres Salient) from mid-1917.
James was sent to the UK after falling ill in early 1918, where he died of nephritis at the Canadian General Hospital Nr 16 at Orpington, Kent on 9 March 1918. He is now buried in the (military) extension to All Saints Churchyard at Orpington.
9 March 1918 died of nephritis.
Research by David O'Mara.