100th Anniversary of the sinking of SS Kenmare

John Macaulay GraveToday 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



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