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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 30/07/1887 Finland. d. 15/04/1950 Chicago, Illinois.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 08/10/1918 Consenvoye, France.

 

Little is known of Anderson's early life, other than that he was born in Finland, and entered the US Army in Chicago, Illinois. On October 8, 1918, while fighting near Consenvoye, France, while his unit was pinned down by heavy German machine gun fire, First Sergeant Anderson volunteered to leave his unit in an attempt at flanking the enemy machine gun emplacement. He made his advance under heavy fire, over open ground, reaching the emplacement and killing the machine gun crew. He silenced the machine gun, captured it, and returned with twenty three German prisoners of war.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

While his company was being held up by intense artillery and machinegun fire, 1st Sgt. Anderson, without aid, voluntarily left the company and worked his way to the rear of the nest that was offering the most stubborn resistance. His advance was made through an open area and under constant hostile fire, but the mission was successfully accomplished, and he not only silenced the gun and captured it, but also brought back with him 23 prisoners.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ACACIA PARK CEMETERY AND MAUSOLEUM, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

POPLAR SECTION, LOT 25, BLOCK 1, GRAVE 2

 

 

 

Johannes Siegfried Anderson

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