John Houvelsronde Anderson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 3208B
  • Rank: Leading Seaman
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: S.S. Calliope
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Naval Reserve
  • Place of Death: Lost at Sea
  • Age at Death: 38
  • Date of Death: 09.07.1917
  • Burial Country:
  • Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 27

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 3 Hilltown, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Ann Bell Chalmers Anderson

  • Father:

    John Hovelsrond Anderson

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Isabella Anderson, 3 Hilltown, Dundee

  • Children:

More about John Houvelsronde Anderson

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

John was serving aboard S.S. CALLIOPE which was owned by the Calliope Steamship Co. Ltd, London (Scaramanga Bros.) and built in 1900 by William Pickersgill & Sons, Sunderland; 2,883 tons.

On July 12th, 1917, S.S. Calliope was on a voyage from Sevilla to Newport with a cargo of iron ore when she was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-155 (Kapitänleutnant Karl Meusel) 150 miles North of Madeira. All 27 crew were lost.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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