Service Details
Name:
ANDERSON
Given Name:
HENRY GILBERT
Initials:
H G
Service No:
67501
Rank:
Able Seaman
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Regiment:
South African Naval Forces
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Unit:
H.M.S. Hollyhock
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Date of Death:
1942-04-09
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Age:
29
Cause of Death:
Attacked by carrier-borne aircraft from a Japanese force of three battleships and five carriers which had entered the Bay of Bengal a week before. The fatal bomb hit near the funnel, probably exploding in her magazine, as she immediately blew up.
Additional
Information:
Son of Wallace H. and Susan C. Anderson, of Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa; husband of Edith Anderson.
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
Devon
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Cemetery:
PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Panel 74, Column 1.

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