Lieutenant Neil Macdonald Anderson was born in Hamilton, Ontario 10 May 1928, son of Neil MacDonald and Anna Anderson.
He married Diedre Mary Chisholm and they had one son Neil Jr., who was born after his father’s death. Deidre later married Royal Canadian Regiment Officer Frank Clegg, and Neil (now Neil Clegg) would eventually serve with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.
Anderson enlisted 12 June 1951 in Toronto although its unclear when he joined the 2nd Battalion QOR (or perhaps the 2nd Battalion Canadian Rifles) but he was with them in Korea in 1954. After fierce competition, he was selected for a posting to United States Air Force 6149th Tactical Control Squadron (the “Mosquitos”) as an observer. .
On 25 August 1954 while flying with 6148th TCS in a 3 plane training missing, Anderson’s T-6 lost control about 20 minutes after take off, went into a spin, then crashed into a hillside, and exploded.
He was buried in the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, South Korea, Plot 38, Row 5, Grave 3218.