Chief Artificer Engineer James Anderson

Chief Artificer Engineer James Anderson, Royal Navy was killed on Active Service on 29th January, 1916 aged 49 while serving on HMS “Viking”. The ship was a Tribal-class destroyer built in 1909 and differed from the other 9 ships in its class as it had 6 funnels. It was badly damaged after hitting a mine off Boulogne whilst conveying troops to France. Engineer Anderson was one of the 10 casualties and he is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He was the husband of Margaret Hartley Anderson, Town Farm, Tweedmouth, Berwick-on-Tweed.

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