Tributes to an 'amazing' man who loved Navy
The Herald|January 06, 2022
FAMILY OVERWHELMED BY ‘HEARTWARMING’ COMMENTS
ALEX GREEN

TRIBUTES have been paid to Robert Thomas – a Plymouth man, World War Two sailor, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and much more.

Robert Thomas sadly passed away on December 27, at 96 years of age, and his son Barrie has paid tribute to his father, a man who lived “a full and vibrant life”.

Robert leaves behind his wife Elsie, his children, Susan, Barrie, and Christine, as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren – one of whom was born just hours before he passed away.

Robert was an amazing father, says Barrie. Born in 1925 in South Wales, Robert Thomas was conscripted into the Royal Navy in August 1943, at 18 years old.

Soon afterwards, Robert was drafted to Plymouth, where he trained as a Medical Assistant, a role known as ‘sick berth attendant’ in those days.

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