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Lieut Edward Gorton Robbins

Lieut Edward Gorton Robbins

Birth
Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Death 30 Apr 1941 (aged 20–21)
At Sea
Burial Cabra, County Dublin, Ireland
Plot Cenotaph, Panel 12. [Screen Wall]
Memorial ID 100157745 · View Source
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Sub-Lieutenant Edward Gorton Robbins.
The Royal Canadian Navy.
SS Nerissa [Hamilton].

Aged 21.
Son of William Alan Robbins and Agnes Hyacinthe Robbins, of Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Robbins's body was washed ashore off the south-west coast of Co. Donegal and is buried in Killaghtee Old Graveyard, near Dunkineely, Co. Donegal. He was 21 years old, from Victoria, B.C., Canada.


Robbins was onboard the SS Nerissa, enroute Halifax, Nova Scotia, to England, which was torpedoed on 30 April 1941, by U-552 commanded by Erich Topp [d. 2005], NW of Ireland.
SS Nerissa was carrying Canadian troops, including a detachment of 175 North-West Mounted Police and their horses.


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  • Created by: John
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100157745
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Edward Gorton Robbins (1920–30 Apr 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100157745, citing Grangegorman Memorial, Cabra, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by John (contributor 47032041) .