100th Anniversary of the sinking of SS Kenmare
Today in Balrothery we remember John Macaulay and crew of SS Kenmare on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Kenmare in the Irish Sea, 2nd of March 1918.
John is buried in Balrothery Cemetery, his two un-identified crew mates were buried in Holmpatrick, Skerries and Gormanston Cemeteries.
**Please note: Our planned commemoration, for Sat 2nd March, has been rescheduled for Sat 10th March due to adverse weather.
List of those lost.
|Capt. Peter Blacklock, master (married), 9. Park View, Victoria Road, Cork|
|Robert Johnstone, 2nd mate, 1 Grattan Hill, Cork|
|Thomas Murphy, 1st engineer (married), 37 Oriel, Bootle, Liverpool|
|Thomas Ogle, 2nd engineer, 10 Kenilworth Street, Bootle, Liverpool|
|Allen Shaw, 3rd engineer, 36 Woodbine Road, Tartown, Huddersfield|
|John Keenan, greaser (married), 138 Barrackton, Cork|
|Patrick Corcoran, greaser (married), 3 Clahane cottages, Lower Road, Cork|
|William Lyons, fireman, 18 Dillon’s Cross, St Lukes, Cork|
|John Driscoll, fireman, 24 Tower Street, Cork|
|Michael Coleman, fireman (married), Gt. Wm. O’Brien Street, Cork|
|James Fitzgerald, trimmer, 274 Old Youghal Road, Cork|
|Michael Ahern, trimmer. 7 Glen View, Dillon’s Cross, Cork|
|Robert McLoughlin, A.B. Vennel Street, Glenarm, Antrim|
|John O’ Keefe, A.B. Ballinure, Blacklock, Cork|
|Geoffrey Grant, Q.M., 8 Victoria Road, Cork|
|Stephen Bowen, Q.M., 4 Harrington Row, Cork|
|Michael Delea, A.B. (married). 61 Dominick Street, Cork|
|Patrick Fennesy, A.B. (married), 51 Hibernian Buildings, Cork|
|Percival McCartie, A.B., Langford Place, Cork|
|William Moore, A.B., (married), 7 Corporation Buildings, Cork|
|John Good, A.B., 8 Fort Street, Cork|
|Oscar Kemp, Cook, 9 Boreenmana Road, Cork|
|Albert Edward Aston, gunner, Birmingham|
|John Macaulay, gunner, Islivig, Isle of Lewis, Scotland|
|E. McNamara, cattleman, Walsh’s Avenue, Blackpool, Cork|
|D. Sullivan, Cattleman, Spring Lane, Blackpool, Cork|
|W. Hartnett, cattleman, 56 Watercourse Road, Cork|