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|Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:55 pm Post subject: Able Seaman Robert T Wilson - Coldingham Priory Parish Ch
WILSON, ROBERT THORBURN
Date of Death:21/09/1941
M.V. Walmer Castle (London)
Panel ReferencePanel 116.
MemorialTOWER HILL MEMORIAL
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wilson; foster-son of Christina Wilson, of St. Abbs, Berwickshire.
Firstname Robert Thorburn
Date of death 21/09/1941
Place of birth St Abbs Berwickshire
Other S.S. "WALMER CASTLE"
SNWM roll MERCHANT NAVY & FISHING FLEETS (Part 1)
Rank A B
Theatre of death Unknown
Originally in St Abbs Church, relocated when it closed a few years ago.
Robert Wilson is commemorated on Coldingham civic memorial.
MV Walmer Castle acted as a convoy rescue ship, an old Union Castle Line vessel.
It was bombed by aircraft accompanying a Gibraltar convoy off Ushant:
SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT T WILSON
LOST AT SEA THROUGH
21ST SEPT 1941
Coldingham Priory Parish Church
St Abbs Church