World War I soldier Herbert Anderson from Rockford

My name is Patrick Lernout. I live in Waregem-Belgium at about 1 mile from the U.S. Flanders Field military cemetery. I have written a book that tells the story of each soldier buried in the cemetery. This book is now published in Flemish and will be published in English in the USA in 2014. That book is a great tribute to those young Americans who gave their lives for the freedom of my country. You can see more about the book on

This is a last call for information about a soldier from Rockford, especially for a picture of him. I have pictures of most of the soldiers buried in the cemetery, but not of Herbert Anderson.

Herbert Anderson was killed in action Nov. 1, 1918, 10 days before the end of the war. His parents were Herman and Hulda Anderson from 924 Eighth Ave. He had a brother, Walter. Hulda remarried Elon Omark in 1927, and she died in 1953.

So, can anybody help me with a picture of Herbert Anderson? Sometimes an illustrated “County Roll of Honor” was published.

Thank you very much in advance.

Patrick Lernout

From the July 17-23, 2013, issue

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