Robert Wilson

Military Information

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  • Rank: Artificer Engineer
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  • Regiment/Service: H.M.S. Candytuft
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Navy
  • Place of Death: Lost at sea
  • Age at Death: 43
  • Date of Death: 18.11.1917
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  • Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 20

Personal Information

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  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 40 Dallfield Walk, Dundee
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    E. Wilson, 25 Livingston Rd, Gillingham, Kent

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More about Robert Wilson

Robert has no known grave but is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

H.M.S. “Candytuft” was a British Navy Sloop disguised as a “Q” Ship and was escorting the S.S. “Tremagne” from Gibraltar to Malta when she was stuck by 2 torpedoes from German Submarine U-39 on 18th November, 1917. The torpedoes blew off her bow and stern but she remained afloat and was subsequently blown ashore at Algeria becoming a total loss as of 18/11/1917.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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