Stoker First Class Robert Walker

Stoker First Class, Robert Buchan Walker, Royal Navy. He died aboard H.M. Submarine ” Untamed ” on 30th May 1943 aged 29. He had been born in Buchan Cottages, Duns Castle, Duns and was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Walker of Chirnside and is buried in Dunoon Cemetery with all his comrades. His Headstone is inscribed ” Not Just Today But Every day In Silence We Remember “. The submarine sank off Campbelltown, Argyll during a training exercise  in the Firth of Clyde with the loss of all Hands. She was later salvaged and returned to service as H.M.S. “Vitality “. He was educated at the Berwickshire High School, Duns and is also commemorated on the Memorial Tablet placed in the new High School, Duns.

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