Personal info

  • Name: Fredrick Christie ANDERSON
  • D.O.B: 25th Dec, 1902
  • D.O.D: 31st Jul, 1986
  • Award: George Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Royal Navy
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 3

Sources & Acknowledgements


 The KING has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of His Majesty’s Birthday, to approve of the Award of the Medal of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to the undermentioned:– For Gallantry. Frederick Christie Anderson, Chief Engine Room Artificer First Class, O.N. P/M 28823. On the 25th July, 1938, an Inspector of the Salt Revenue Office was fired at, and wounded, by a male Chinese when alighting from a tram-car in Shanghai. Anderson and Detective Sergeant Hillhouse gave chase. The would-be assassin then fired at a Chinese police constable who, falling to the ground, fired one shot at the assailant with effect. Anderson and Detective Sergeant Hillhouse closed in on the assailant. Anderson being slightly in front, Detective Sergeant Hillhouse was unable to fire. Anderson then jumped on the back of the Chinese and began to grapple with the man, who managed to fire another round, grazing the leg of Detective Sergeant Hillhouse, who manoeuvred for position and fired two shots at the assailant, who then dropped his pistol and was arrested. 

The London Gazette of 6 June 1939, Numb. 34633, pp. 3871-72

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