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William C. Anderson

Submitted by: Donna Blews {Granddaughter}

William J AndersonWilliam J Anderson born around 1899. William Anderson served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1919.

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William Anderson was born in New Britain, Ct. Grew up in New Britain,Ct.,and joined the Connecticut National Guard ...he was E.Pvt.,Co.I,1st Regt.Conn.Inf.,N.G. Feb 22, 1917...he was called to service March 26, 1917 and then drafted into the U.S. Service August 5,1917.

He was transfered to Co.I,102nd Infantry., R.S.O.152, 26th Yankee division...he served in France and fought at St.Mihiel, Verdun, Chateau Theirry, Siechwprey and was wounded in action twice, severely on July 22, 1918  in the right leg and loosing his left index finger. He became part of the AEF September 16, 1917 to March 25, 1918.

He was honorably discharged April 4th, 1919.

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