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Chelsea Graves Society Profile: Bobby Atherton

Full Name: Robert William Atherton

Born: Saturday, 29th July 1876
Place of Birth: Bethesda, Caernarvonshire, Wales
Died: Friday, 19th October 1917

Burial info: Commemorated - WW1 memorial within the Tower Hill Memorial, EC3N 4DH

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On 19 Oct 1917 he was onboard the SS Britannia which was sunk by a U-boat in the English Channel with the loss of all 22 crew.

He is commemorated along with the rest of the crew of the SS Britannia on the WW1 memorial within the Tower Hill Memorial, EC3N 4DH, which is run by the CWGC to commemorate civilian merchant sailors and fishermen who were killed as a result of enemy action and have no known grave.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Reserve from 1906 to 1907

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