Sijlmans Posted 20 October , 2013 Share Posted 20 October , 2013 From The Netherlands the following question: Frank Thomas Wilson (J 10611) is buried in my hometown Noordwijk in The Netherlands. On his grave, two ships are mentioned, Prince Eugene and Vindictive. He died May 10th during the 2nd raid on Ostend. According to his Service Record he served as AB on Prince Eugene, the monitor, untill May 8th. I suppose that after that date he had volunteered for service on Vindictive Because on Naval-History website is said that in report or despatch 30870 dated 27 August 1918 he is mentioned as "having volunteered for a very hazardous service on Vindictive". His name is in the list of of whom Lieut. Crutchley reports: "I find it impossible to select any other names, as all behaved, equally well". "killed in action" is written behind Wilson's name. But later on that same website he is mentioned in a report with casualties of the night 9/10 May ("in approximate order of action") and there it says that Frank Thomas Wilson died on Prince Eugene and it also says how: "hit by splinters". So what happened to him? Was he taken from Vindictive to Prince Eugene, and did he die on that ship and was he then lost so that he was found on a Dutch beach? Or is this an administrative thing? Does it say Prince Eugene because that was "his"ship? There is also another man who according to the casualty report, died on Prince Eugene but who according to Crutchley's report is "missing". (signalman George Linegar) Hope that someone can help! Mark Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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