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Old 22nd July 2016, 23:55
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Many thanks Hugh

That looks like him.

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Old 26th January 2018, 10:13
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Hi Hugh
Just seen this info about the St David. My dad as a Second Steward was on the St David and two days before she was bombed he was moved to the SS Andrew. After the David was bombed his family had received a cable to say that he was lost at sea. It was three months later that they heard that he was alive and had been moved to the St Andrew. During this time his mum has given away his record collection htinking he was dead.
The St Andrew and St David were both ships that operated between Fishguard and Rosslare and were employed as hospital carriers.
On 13th September 1943 my dad had written that he saw the Newfoundland Hospital Ship bombed.
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Old 19th May 2020, 10:16
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Wilbert was my late aunt’s brother
Could I ask where you the memorial
I assume it was at Brookwood
He was one of the surgeons on board
I was in the RAMC when much younger and remember the museum at Keogh with the display related to the St David
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Old 19th May 2020, 11:06
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Hi Gordon,
Yes he is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial - it looks like the CWGC have his middle name incorrectly recorded.

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Old 19th May 2020, 13:10
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Gordon, the memorial I photographed was the family headstone in Ballynahinch Edengrove Presbyterian Churchyard.
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Old 19th May 2020, 22:13
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Thanks for the replies
Wilbert was in good Ulster tradition his family “pet” name
There was also if I recall from my childhood a memorial inside the church
Edengrove was one of a couple of churches my aunt attended
Thanks for taking the time to share with me
Can I ask how you came to be in Ballynahinch (it’s where I grew up)
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Old 19th May 2020, 22:45
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Gordon
Yes his name is on the WW2 memorial plaque in the church, I photographed it also. I am in Carryduff.
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