John Anderson

Company C 22nd Infantry

DOD 10/31/1905

 

 

John Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1862.

He enlisted as a Private for a period of five years in Company B of the 2nd Infantry on December 22, 1888
at New York City, New York. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 6 inches tall, had dark brown hair,
brown eyes and a dark complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Porter. He was discharged from this enlistment
as a Private on December 21, 1893 at Fort Omaha, Nebraska with a character reference of Excellent. During his service with
the 2nd Infantry Anderson was stationed out of Fort Omaha, Nebraska and took part in the Pine Ridge Campaign in the
Dakota Territory, the final campaign of the Indian Wars.

On January 2, 1894 Anderson enlisted for a period of five years as a Private in Company E 10th Infantry at New York City,
New York. On this enlistment record his previous occupation was listed as Soldier. He was discharged from this enlistment
as a Private on April 1, 1897 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma with a character reference of Excellent.

On June 12, 1897 he enlisted for a period of three years as a Private in Company H 6th Infantry at Fort McPherson, Georgia.
On this enlistment record his previous occupation was listed as Soldier. With the 6th Infantry Anderson took part in the battle
for San Juan Hill in Cuba during the War With Spain. He then deployed with the regiment to the Philippines serving on the Island
of Jolo and in the Negros Campaign. He was discharged from this enlistment as a Corporal on June 11, 1900 at La Carlota,
Island of Negros, Philippines with a character reference of Excellent.

On June 12, 1900 Anderson re-enlisted for a period of three years as a Corporal in Company H 6th Infantry at La Carlota,
Island of Negros. On this enlistment record his previous occupation was listed as Soldier. At some time during this enlistment
he transferred to the 29th Infantry and served with them in the Philippines. He was discharged from this enlistment as a Sergeant
on June 19, 1903 at Iloilo, Island of Panay, Philippines with a character reference of Excellent. He was marked on this record
as being retained in service.

On June 26, 1903 Anderson enlisted for a period of three years as a Private in Company D 18th Infantry at Iloilo, Island of Panay,
Philippines. On this enlistment record his previous occupation was listed as Soldier. While in the Philippines Anderson was
transferred as a Private to Company C 22nd Infantry at Marahui on December 29, 1904. He was one of 59 enlisted men
transferred from the 18th Infantry to the 22nd Infantry that month, all but five of those men transferred on December 29.

Private John Anderson was recorded as Died Of Disease on October 31, 1905 at Camp Keithley, Marahui, Island of Mindanao,
Philippines. In the Return of the 22nd Infantry for the month of October 1905 his cause of death was indicated as:

"Died in Post Hospital of Chronic Amoebic Dysentery, with extensive ulcerations and perforation of large intestine; In line of duty."

 

John Anderson's decorations

 

 

 

John Anderson was buried at Camp Keithley, Marahui, Island of Mindanao, Philippines.
His remains were returned to San Francisco, California on June 17, 1906 on board the transport Sheridan.
He was re-interred in the San Francisco National Cemetery in August 1906.

 

Burial:
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: Section NAWS Site 1063

 

Grave marker for John Anderson

Photo by Carol from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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