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PLY/10742   Private Robert Hutchinson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 22/12/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Goliath, Royal Marine Light Infantry Unit (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 22/03/1883
Died: 13/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 32
Robert Hutchinson was born in Coagh, Co Tyrone. He was the son of Mrs Fanny Hutchinson, 125, Creggan Road, Rosemount. Her husband, Robert Hutchinson was born in County Londonderry around 1845/46, and worked as a carpenter circa 1901. Goliath was part of the Allied fleet during naval operations in the Dardanelles campaign, On the night of May 12-13, 1915 off Cape Helles, a Turkish torpedo boat , fired three torpedoes which struck Goliath causing a massive explosion the ship capsized almost immediately taking 570 of the 700-strong crew to the bottom.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
  Plymouth, Devon, 
Grave Ref: Panel 7
CWGC Casualty 3042416
The Memorial is situated centrally on The Hoe which looks directly towards Plymouth Sound. It is accessible at all times. Copies of the Memorial Register are kept at the Tourist Information Office at Island House.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 1 Coagh
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Hutchinson family 1901 census does not list Robert as living with the family at house 74 in Creggan Road, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Hutchinson family 1911 census does not list Robert as living with the family at house 125 in Creggan Road, Londonderry
3 Diamond War Memorial Project Gives information for Robert Hutchinson
4 HMS Goliath's capsize claims 570 lives Private Robert Hutchinson was on board HMS Goliath
5 Plymouth War Memorial Robert Hutchinson is commemorated on Panel 7
6 Royal Marines Gives date of birth for Robert Hutchinson
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023