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Robert Wilkinson

HMS Prince of Wales

 


Robert Wilkinson (Deceased 1996) - AB D/Jx191315. My father served in POW from the first draft until the sinking - was 'turret sweeper' in P2 AA Turret. After the sinking (in the water for 4 hours) then left Singapore Christmas 41 en route for India. Then served in HMS Euphrates Persia then HMS Offa (Destroyer) until the end of the war.
Discharged in September 1945 as an A/PO. 

Married then settled in Derby and worked as a Bricklayer/Builder for the rest of his working life. Retired to Cornwall (lived very close to me) until his death in 1996. 

He was involved in
the book 'Battleship' (Middlebrook) and his name is mentioned in the credits.

 

Contact myself or Andy (webmaster) with any information.

Barry Wilkinson R.N. (WO Retired - 1995)

Andy Wade (Webmaster)

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Barry Wilkinson (eldest son)