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Drowned while serving as an able seaman on board the hospital ship Glenart Castle is 49-year-old Robert Wishart from St. Andrews, Fife. The ship had been torpedoed by the Germans twenty miles south of Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel and sank at about 4 am. She had been outward bound, did not have any patients on board, and of the 182 members of crew, nurses and passengers, about 155 lost their lives. Earlier in the war the vessel had been captured by the Germans who soon let her go when it was realised that her S.O.S. had been picked up by two British cruisers. Robert had been living in Newport at the time of his death, and is part of tree WIS0056.

2018-03-01T17:48:14+00:00 Tags: , , , , |
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