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Frank Samuel Widdecombe Robinson
Leading Stoker
Service no. D KX 96137

 

Message dated 14th November 2005
Frank Robinson who survived the sinking of the Repulse has recently died at the grand old age of 85 years. I believe he is the Frank Robinson listed on your crew page. He lived near Plymouth (UK) and was a super gent. He was working in the aft dynamo room at the time and was one of the last to leave the ship. He and another member of crew got of the ship on the wrong side. When the ship sank he could see all the other survivors some distance away. 

The announcement in the local paper states.....

ROBINSON Frank Samuel Widdecombe 85 years old. Died November 3rd 2005 after a long illness, died at home with his family around him. A devoted husband, wonderful father, granddad, great-granddad and great-great-granddad. Our thanks and gratitude to the dedication of the district nurses and doctors from Yealm Medical Centre, also Esther, Roger and all the carers at Caretime. Funeral service at Kingdom Hall, Broadland Gardens, Plymstock at 2:00pm on Thursday November 10th. Family flowers only. Donations if desired made payable to World Wide Work of Jehovah's Witnesses or Diabetes U.K. South West and sent to James Brothers Funeral Directors, Elliott's Hill, Brixton, Plymouth, PL8 2BW. 

Yours truly,

Ian Lyell (A former work mate of Frank's) 

Please contact Andy (webmaster) with any information.

Andy Wade (Webmaster)

Information provided by
Ian Lyell.

 

 

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