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Anderson, W.F., 2 E.O., 1941

Photo: B. Chandler

In Whitley Bay (Hartley South) Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave with a private headstone of Second Engineer Officer William Fentress Anderson, serving with the Merchant Navy who died 19/03/1941.

The family headstone reads:
In loving memory of
William Fentress
Son of Robert and Kate Anderson
killed by enemy action March 19th 1941 aged 29 years
Also Robert Anderson, father of the above
and dearly beloved husband of Kate
died Jan. 5th 1945
Also to the above Kate
died Dec. 18th 1959.

Angela Conroy has provided the following from his burial record:
'Entry: 4432
'Body Found S/S Telesfora de Larrinaga, Victoria Dock, London'
Removed from 41 Lovaine Avenue
Date of Death: 19.3.41
Buried: 25.3.41
Buried Section J Grave 3539'

William Fentress Anderson is remembered in Whitley Bay on W84.01 and on our List of Ships’ crews

S.S. Telesfora de Larrinaga
The CWGC entry for Second Engineer Officer Anderson

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk