Jock Anderson studied Theology at Knox College in Toronto and tried to enlist with the 48th Highlanders in 1939. He was advised by the recruiters to continue to studies.
His first job was a minister at a church in Port Elgin, Ontario.
In 1942 Anderson joined the Canadian Army and was assigned as Protestant Chaplain to the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, 3rd Division. He landed at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. His experiences as are recounted by Brigadier General Denis and Shelagh Whitaker (RMC 1933) in `Victory at Falaise` and `Tug of War`.
Anderson went on to serve as a Protestant Chaplain at the Saint Martin Protestant Chapel at RMCC in Kingston from 1955-1958
After RMC, he was posted to London in 1958. He was later posted to Ortona Barracks in Oakville where he remained until his retirement in 1967. He purchased `Worn Doorstep` a historic landmark, in 1966 and renovated it extensively as a family home. After leaving the military, he worked for a few years as a probation officer and also became very involved with a local church.
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