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Esmond, Thomas Louis

Address
Ballycoursey House, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Drowned RMS Leinster
Other Biographical Details

Son of Lieut.-Col. Thomas Esmonde, V.C., and Matilda Maria O'Kelly Esmonde. Husband of Mary Alice Philomena Mansfield, whom he married on 30 September 1913. His funeral from University Church, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, took place on 14 October 1918.

He was travelling to London, on business, onboard the Leinster, which was sunk by two torpedoes, whilst enroute from Kingstown [now Dun Laoghaire] to Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales on the morning of 10 October 1918. It seems that his death was not registered.

His grave is unmarked. As the grave was not purchased by the family at the time, it has been recycled and the Gallagher family were subsequently buried here. Having bought the grave, they have put up the headstone.

Hearn, Mr. John

Date of Birth
Address
Ruane, New Ross, Co. Wexford.
Date of Death
Age
51
Circumstances of Death
Civilian passenger on board R.M.S. Leinster which was sunk by torpedoes in the Irish Sea, 16 miles east of Dublin, shortly before 10am on the morning of 10th October 1918
Other Biographical Details

Mr. Hearn was involved with the Star Engineering works in Wexford and was also a significant employer in his native town of New Ross. He had been a member of the local Urban Council since 1899 and occupied the chair for several years. He was also chairman of the New Ross Technical Committee for a number of years and had represented the New Ross Division on Wexford County Council for the previous eleven years, having succeeded his brother, Mr. J.B. Hearn. 
Mr. Hearn's only son was serving as an officer in the A.T.S. He was also survived by his brothers, James B. Hearn, Denis B. Hearn, Patrick Hearn, Dr. W.F. Hearn, solicitor, and Col. M. Hearn.
His Body was lost at sea.

Knox-Browne Campbell, Eileen Hester Louisa

Address
Bunclody, Co. Wexford
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Drowned RMS Leinster
Other Biographical Details

Daughter of Lieut.-Col. John Hervey Knox-Browne [1841-1927] and Louisa Elizabeth Knox-Gore [1846-1903]. of Aughentaine Castle, Co. Tyrone. She was recorded in the 1901 census, living at home with her parents. She was 23 years old, and had been born in Co. Wexford. She died, together with her husband George and daughter Eileen, when they were onboard The Leinster. It was recorded that when her body was recovered she was holding the body of her daughter Eileen.

O'Connor Clark, Elizabeth

Address
Great Crosby, Merseyside
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Drowned RMS Leinster
Other Biographical Details

She lived at 110 Liverpool Road, Great Crosby, Merseyside. She had been visiting her sister Mary Flynn in Wexford, and was returning home.

A son, who was also a medical doctor, had served in WW1, and was recovering from injury.

Because she was a "War Casualty" and due to the scale of the disaster, there was no formal death certificate issued. Following the recovery of her body, Elizabeth was buried in a family grave at Blackwater, Co. Wexford.

Daughter of the late Captain Peter O'Connor, Blackwater, Co. Wexford.