Grandfather, Robert Lawson, served in the Voltaire
Interested to see the e-mail from Roderick Reilly. My grandfather also served on the Voltaire and came from Dundee, his name was Robert Lawson. He knew Jimmy Reilly as did my mother, interested in the book that Jimmy wrote as detailed info of the Voltaire crew throughout the war is a little thin. Bought "Sailors in cages" for my mother didn't get much of a chance of reading it before I gave it to her. If Roderick would be willing to share any info he has I would be delighted.
My thanks for your Voltaire message, I am suprised at the response I have had about this ship since I first wrote about her battle and sinking by Thor.
I regret that I do not still have Roderick's E-Mail address, I get such a lot of mail, I have been in the habit of culling my Address Book fom time to time, and his address suffered that fate. In future I will be more careful in what I discard.
Thank you for your input, and I apologise for not being able to put you in touch with Roderick.