HMS Anson (1940)
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May 23, 2018

I would dearly love to hear from anyone who has any information pictures or stories about my grandad Ted Richmond who served on HMS Anson and started as a stoker and became CPO (or so I am informed?) He was my inspiration as a small child and I sadly lost him at aged 10 in 1976 to asbestosis. I am currently going through some counseling for depression and he has come up in my sessions so I would love to know more about this part of his life as he seldom talked about his time in service. 

Bob Chambers

July 24, 2017

It is my sad duty to inform you that my grandad, Eric Bacon, a petty officer on the Anson passed away at 0430 this morning peacefully in his sleep at age 89. His funeral is Monday 7th August 2017 at 10:30 at Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds, West Yorkshire should anyone wish to attend.

Robert Appleyard

Oct. 20, 2016

I am trying to find out any information on my father, Harry Holdsworth, I understand he was a petty officer on the HMS ANSON. He was in Sydney with the Pacific fleet in 1945, went to Hong Kong on the surrender of the Japanese. I believe he also went to Hobart and Sydney before being demobbed. I don't have his service number, but would appreciate any information you can give me. Thank you in anticipation. I am trying to get to the UK this year, so any help would be very helpful in filling in a few blanks.  

David Holdswort-McDougall

June 26, 2015

I am researching my father's family tree, his name was Reginald Frank Trigwell. I have gotten so far but cannot proceed any further into his naval career because I do not have his service number. I know he served on HMS Anson during WWII and was demobbed in 1946. Any info would be wonderful.

Tony Trigwell

May 27, 2010

My dear late dad was a gunner on the Anson during the second world war, I believe, I wondered if there is anyone who remembers him or any record of his service on this ship - would you be able to assist please? His name was Bob Shakespeare (Although his name on his birth certificate was shown as Herbert)

Many thanks,
Mrs. Julie Bunn

Bob Shakespeare

Aug. 31, 2007

Great photographs of Anson. I served on board during WW11. I am Sec/Editor HMS Anson Association. Anyone who served on the old girl between the years 1942 - 49 would be welcomed Aboard.

Fred Bangert

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