Clarence C. Andersen (1916-1998) was born near Dubuc, Saskatchewan to Jens and Kristina Anderson. He enlisted in the Army at the age of 25 in May 1941. Stationed in England and Scotland until early 1943, he was then sent to the front lines with a troop of the Governor General’s Horse Guards (who nicknamed themselves the Go Get Hitler Gang). The Governor General Horse Guards (also known as the 3rd Canadian Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment) were a part of the 5th Canadian (Armoured) Division. Clarence was a gunner in a Sherman Tank. He fought campaigns in Algiers (North Africa), Sicily, Italy, France, Belgium and Holland. Clarence was discharged in December 1945. His service decorations included the 1939-1945 Service Star,2 Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, and War Medal 1939-1945. Clarence was a proud life member of the Dubuc Legion 277. After the war, Clarence married Irene Skene and raised a family of seven on a mixed farming operation outside Dubuc. He was a respected leader in his community. Clarence is the father of Sylvia Chinner a resident of Lethbridge.
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