For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
ANDERSON, William Alexander (Junior) - Born and raised in Sombra, Bill served in the Royal Canadian Navy from Aug. 1941 to Oct. 1945. Injured during the war, he was discharged medically unfit. He served on corvettes in convoy runs to Ireland and along the US Eastern Seaboard, participated in Operation Torch aboard the HMCS Camrose, served on the minesweeper HMCS Kentville, and his most memorable time in the service was on the HMCS Helen S., a sea going tug. After the war he worked as a Customs Officer for 35 years at Sombra, Port Lambton and Walpole Island. He was involved in Wallaceburg Minor Hockey for over 25 years. An avid antique boater, he was on the founding committee for Wambo. Bill was a member of Branch 18 of the Canadian Legion. An original member of the Sydenham Curling Club, he had the distinction of being on a team that scored the almost impossible, 8 Ender.
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