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Anderson, Sydney Alexander

Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
"C" Company, Lake Superior Regiment (motororised), Canadian Army
Awarded on:
December 8th, 1945
"Lieutenant Anderson commanded a platoon in "C" Company of the Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) during the campaign to free Holland. On several occasions he took over in difficult situations as second in command of his Company. During the fighting along the Maas River, constant patrols were necessary to gain information about the dispositions and strengths of the enemy. Lieutenant Anderson led at least ten of these dangerous sorties all of which resulted in the gaining of extremely useful information. On a further occasion Lieutenant Anderson was ordered to bring in prisoners. His patrol was ambushed and came under withering fire. However, with staunch leadership, coolness and presence of mind, he successfully extracted his patrol, without a casualty and succeeded in bringing back two prisoners. Lieutenant Anderson was twice wounded. His cheerfulness in working under the most trying and difficult fighting conditions, welded this particular sub unit into a strong fighting force required for such dangerous tasks in the operations along the Maas."

Royal decree No.2, dated December 8th, 1945.
Canada Gazette December 22nd, 1945.
Bronzen Leeuw (BL)