Memorial: M495

Memorial at St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Singapore commemorating Charles Anscombe, RN, d. 1915


St Andrew's Anglican Church, Singapore, Rest of the World


'In Memory of / Stoker C.F. Anscombe / of H.M.S. ‘Cadmus’ / Who was Killed in Action / During the Mutiny of the 5th Light Infantry / 16th February 1915. / "Ready aye Ready” / Erected by the Association of Engineers, Singapore'


Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Brass
Vessel: HMS Cadmus


Anscombe, Charles Frederick
Age: 23
Date of Death: 16/2/1915
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Stoker 1st Class
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: 815 men of the Indian Army’s 5th Light Infantry Battalion, together with 100 of the Malay State Guides Mule Battery mutinied at Singapore on Monday 15th February 1915. HMS Cadmus crew were mobilised to assist in quelling the mutiny, which ended on Saturday 20th February. 33 British military personnel were killed during the mutiny. Subsequently, 915 mutineers were executed.

Charles Anscombe is buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Kranji, Singapore.

Bibliography: John B. Hattendorf 'A note on some naval memorials in Singapore', 'Mariner's Mirror', vol. 72, p. 150, (Greenwich,1986).

Recorder: John B Hattendorf