Robert Chalmers Anderson

Biography of Robert Chalmers Anderson

Robert Anderson
Robert Anderson

Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander Robert Chalmers Anderson of the RNVR was born in Glasgow. He attended the High School of Glasgow from 1919 to 1927 and graduated MB, ChB from the University in 1933. He was a house surgeon at the Royal Alexandra Infirmary in Paisley.

Anderson was appointed a Surgeon-Lieutenant in the RNVR during the war. He was posted to the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and saw service with his ship off the West Coast of Africa and in the Indian Ocean. He was reported missing, believed killed, after HMS Hermes was sunk by Japanese torpedo bombers off the coast of Ceylon on 9 April 1942.


Robert Chalmers Anderson
Born 14 December 1907, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 9 April 1942.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1933;
Father's Details: William Anderson; House factor
War Service: Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Grave / Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, England
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 12th Dec 2007

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