Anders, Horst Richard

Regiment: Royal Canadian Army Engineers

Horst Richard Anders was born in Tilsit, East Prussia in Germany on November 26, 1903. He immigrated to Canada in 1930 and homesteaded in Westmark, Alberta. He was also a farm labourer in Buffalo Lakes and La Glace areas in the summers, while in the winters he worked in sawmills. In the late 30’s and 40’s Horst did mining work in B.C. and Yellowknife, NWT. He enlisted in the army in 1943 and was posted in various locations in Canada. After he was discharged, he sold his homestead and obtained another one, building a shack, and doing custom land breaking work. Horst was nicknamed “Doc” because he could fix almost anything. He remained a bachelor, and his life ended tragically on December 31, 1953.
Source: Burnt Embers pp. 110, 372