In Memory of


Able Seaman

C/JX 659381

H.M.S. Vengeance, Royal Navy

who died on

Monday 11th June 1945. Age 19.

Additional Information:

Son of David Anderson and Elizabeth Ann Marshall of 1 Balshando Place, Dundee, Scotland. Ships Company HMS. Vengeance. Cause of death unknown. Commonwealth War Graves Commission Casualty No. 2112168. War Grave photo below. (Enlarged)


Commemorative Information

Cemetery: TRINCOMALEE WAR CEMETERY, (Ceylon) Sri Lanka.  War Cemetery Plan.
Grave Reference/Panel Number: 1. G. 7.
Location: The War Cemetery is outside the town of Trincomalee, on the Nilaveli road. From the main road to Trincomalee, at the junction before the town, turn left, signposted to Nilaveli Beach Hotel. This is the Nilaveli Road. The cemetery is approximately 6 kilometres along this road, situated on the right hand side of the road.-
Historical Information: Trincomalee is a seaport on the north-eastern coast of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and was formerly a naval station. After the fall of Singapore it became a naval base of importance to our command of shipping in the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. The cemetery was originally the Combined Services Cemetery, but was taken over by the Admiralty from the military authorities in April 1948 for use as a permanent naval cemetery. On the withdrawal of United Kingdom Forces from Ceylon it became the property of the Ceylon Government who have granted the Commission security of tenure in perpetuity. Save for a few post-war and non-war graves it is purely a war cemetery, and service war graves were transferred to it from Trincomalee (St. Mary) Churchyard; Trincomalee (St. Stephen's) Cemetery, Kottadi Cemetery, Jaffna; and Vavuiyna Combined Cemetery. A special memorial commemorates a naval man buried in Trincomalee (St. Stephen's) Cemetery whose grave could not be found. The non-war graves are those of men of the Merchant Navy whose death was not due to war service, and of civilians, of whom some were employees of the Admiralty; while the post-war graves were dependents of servicemen, civilian employees of the Admiralty and dependents of such employees.

Inscription: 'I know that God in his mercy and love will watch over the one who is sleeping here'