This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Artificer Engineer
- Service Occupation:
- 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
- Burial Country:
- Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 20
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 40 Dallfield Walk, Dundee
E. Wilson, 25 Livingston Rd, Gillingham, Kent
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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