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P/KX 123620   Stoker Robert George McCahon
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Dated added: 08/01/2020   Last updated: 17/04/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Dunedin, Royal Navy (British Navy)
Died: 24/11/1941 (Died at Sea)
Age: 30
Robert George McCahon was the third son of James McCahon. He was born about 1911. The family lived in Tamlaght-O’Crilly and then in of Crewe, Culnady, in the Upperlands area. Around February 1939, Robert George McCahon joined the Royal Navy. First Class Stoker Robert George McCahon served on the light cruiser H.M.S. Dunedin. On 24th November 1941 HMS Dunedin was attacked in the South Atlantic by a U-boat and was hit by two torpedoes and sunk. Stoker Robert George McCahon was one of those who died.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
  Portsmouth, Hampshire, 
Grave Ref: Panel 55, Col 2
CWGC Casualty 2370869
The Memorial is situated on Southsea Common overlooking the promenade, and is accessible at all times. A copy of the Memorial Register is kept at the Civic Offices in Guildhall Square and may be consulted there.
References and Links
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1 Derry & Antrim Yearbook 1943 Photo of First-Class Stoker Robert George McCahon
2 HMS Dunedin - Brief details
3 HMS Dunedin website Details of HMS Dunedin
4 Naval history - WW2 Navy Casualty Lists Lists all on the Dunedin including Stoker McCahon
5 Portsmouth Naval Memorial Photos of all the panels - Panel 55
6 Remembrance NI Details of six NI men who died on HMS Dunedin
7 Wikipedia - HMS Dunedin Details of HMS Dunedin and it's sinking
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