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Able Seaman Robert T Wilson - Coldingham Priory Parish Ch

 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:55 pm    Post subject: Able Seaman Robert T Wilson - Coldingham Priory Parish Ch Reply with quote

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CWGC
WILSON, ROBERT THORBURN
Rank:Able Seaman
Date of Death:21/09/1941
Age:20
Regiment/Service:Merchant Navy
M.V. Walmer Castle (London)
Panel ReferencePanel 116.
MemorialTOWER HILL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wilson; foster-son of Christina Wilson, of St. Abbs, Berwickshire.

SNWM
Surname WILSON
Firstname Robert Thorburn
Service number
Date of death 21/09/1941
Decoration
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:
http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?137102
http://unioncastlestaffregister.co.uk/SHIP_WALMER_CASTLE_(3)_02.html


SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT T WILSON
MERCHANT NAVY
LOST AT SEA THROUGH
ENEMY ACTION
21ST SEPT 1941









Coldingham Priory Parish Church


St Abbs Church
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