J/55801 Ordinary Seaman Ronald Joseph ROBINSON, R.N. (d. 21 March 1917)

Killed on 21 March 1917 as a result of the boat on which he was serving as an armed guard being torpedoed by a German U-Boat

Ian Valentine based on research by John Collins, & National Archives record of Naval Casualties 1914-1919

Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom
Photo form Commonwealth War Graves Commission

J/55801 Ordinary Seaman Ronald Joseph Robinson, R.N. was born in Wivenhoe on 31 May 1897, the son of Joseph Temple & Rosa Frances Robinson of ‘Jesmond Dene’, Old Rd., Frinton-on-Sea.  He served on HMS Ebro, but was Killed, aged 19,  whilst serving as armed guard aboard Norwegian sailing vesseI Najade which was sunk by U-Boat U59 at Fair Isle with the loss of all 21 crew on 21 March 1917.

He is named on Panel 22 of Chatham Naval Memorial, and on Frinton War Memorial.  He is not named on the Wivenhoe War Memorial.

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