Anders was born in Copenhagen in 1920 and through his service
with the Danish Merchant Navy came to England after the German
invasion of his homeland. He served with Royal Marine Commandos,
the Special Boat Service and the Special Air Service in numerous
raids and operations throughout the war.
On 8/9 April 1945 he was ordered to attack German positions on
the bank of Lake Comacchio, Italy. Despite being wounded he led his
men to capture and destroy the enemy defences. His men were forced
to withdraw but he refused to be evacuated as he would have slowed
their retreat. He continued to resist to the end and was
posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.
He is buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy.