Mercantile Marine

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Browne, Martin

Date of Birth
Date of Death
Age
41
Other Biographical Details

Son of Patrick & Mary Browne née Staunton, Brogue Lane New Ross. his father was a shoemaker. On September 15th, 1918, Mary Fanny, a British sailing vessel of 94 tons, was sunk by the German submarine UB-64 (Ernst Krieger), 14 miles ESE from the Codling Bank https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?157146 Ship was sunk north of Wexford coastline. 

Carroll, John Joseph

Date of Birth
Address
Bride Street, Wexford
Date of Death
Age
29
Circumstances of Death
Sunk by German Submarine U-110
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Son of William and Mary Carroll of 26 Upper Distillery Road, Wexford.

Coady, James

Date of Birth
Address
8 Flint Street, Bootle, Lancashire
Date of Death
Age
52
Circumstances of Death
The Lusitania was sunk by German Submarine U-20.
Other Biographical Details
Lived with his niece Mrs Rose O'Neill, 8 Flint Street, Bootle, Lancashire.

Comerford, Laurence

Date of Birth
Address
5 Presentation Row, Waterford
Date of Death
Age
39
Circumstances of Death
Torpedoed by German Submarine U-62
Other Biographical Details
Son of Patrick and Catherine Comerford née Foley. Son of Catherine Comerford and the late Patrick Comerford. Husband of Anastasia Comerford of 5 Presentation Row, Waterford. Brother of Able Seaman Patrick Comerford who drowned in 1941.

Comerton, James

Date of Birth
Alias
James Comerford
Address
Wygram Place, Wexford
Date of Death
Age
42
Circumstances of Death
Torpedoed by a German Submarine 150 miles off Bishop Rock.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Martin and Mary Comerford née Mansfield. Changed his name to Comerton when he married Julia O'Connor in 1907. But in the 1911 Census she used the name Comerford. - Julia Comerton of Wygram Place, Wexford.

Doyle, John

Date of Birth
Date of Death
Age
36
Circumstances of Death
The Lusitania was sunk by German submarine U-20.
Other Biographical Details

Son of the late Ann nee Hayes and Lawrence Doyle of 368 Vauxhall Road, Liverpool. Brother Peter also died on the Lusitania

Doyle, Patrick

Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Ship torpedoed by German Submarine U-62.
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Son of the late James and Mary Doyle. Husband of Catherine Doyle nee Whitty of 37 Doyle's Street, Waterford. They were living in Ballyhack when they married in 1885. Their son 26497 William Doyle was killed in action 20 September 1917.

Doyle, Peter

Date of Birth
Address
70 Dryden Street, Liverpool
Date of Death
Age
32
Circumstances of Death
Lusitania was sunk by German Submarine U-20.
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Son of Laurance and the late Annie Doyle. Husband of Bridget Doyle nee Hayes of 70 Dryden Street, Liverpool. Brother of John also died on the Lusitania

Dwyer, James

Date of Birth
Address
252 Derby Road, Bootle, near Liverpool.
Date of Death
Age
20
Circumstances of Death
Lusitania was sunk by German Submarine U-20.
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Son of David and Mary Dwyer née Sullivan

Fortune, James

Date of Birth
Address
Ringsend, Dublin.
Date of Death
Age
53
Circumstances of Death
Torpedoed when sailing from Dublin to Liverpool.
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Son of Christopher and Mary Fortune. Husband of Mary Anne Fortune née Kane of 8 Hasting Street, Ringsend, Dublin.  The Adela was a 685 grt defensively-armed British Merchant ship. On the 27th December 1917 when 12 miles NW from the Skerries, Anglesea, she was torpedoed by German submarine U-100 without warning and sunk. 24 lives lost. Read more at: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?12755
Name appears on the Tower Hill Memorial, Trinity Square, London. 

Fortune, William

Date of Birth
Address
Churchtown, Templetown, Co. Wexford
Date of Death
Age
67
Circumstances of Death
At Sea Torpedoed
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Father of James, Dorah and Mary Fortune listed in 1911 census.

Gannon, James

Date of Birth
Address
Wexford
Date of Death
Age
48
Circumstances of Death
SS Beacon Light was attacked by a German Submarine.
Other Biographical Details
Son of the late Thomas and Martha Gannon nee Hughes. Husband of Margaret Gannon of 47 South Chester Street, Liverpool.

Hennessy, Edward

Date of Birth
Date of Death
Age
52
Circumstances of Death
Ship presumed to have been torpedoed by a German Submarine U-62.
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Son of James and Mary Hennessy. Husband of Mary Hennessy nee Culleton of 3 Bank Lane, Waterford.

Kehoe, Francis

Date of Birth
Address
2 Eden Terrace, Kingstown, Dublin.
Date of Death
Age
25
Circumstances of Death
Ship sunk by German Submarine UB-123 on the way to Holyhead
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Son of John and Catherine Kehoe nee Murphy, Bride Street, Wexford, and later of 2 Eden Terrace, Kingstown, Dublin. His father was a Dublin Port pilot who predeceased him. Siblings were William, Catherine, Teresa, Ellen, John, Patrick, and Mary Ann.

Kingsbury, Thomas

Date of Birth
Date of Death
Age
47
Circumstances of Death
Torpedoed by a German Submarine and sunk 29 miles West of the Lizard.
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Son of the late George and Elizabeth Kingsbury nee Connors. Brother of Joseph Kingsberry, Castlehill Street, Wexford.

Merrigan, Patrick

Date of Birth
Address
New Ross
Date of Death
Age
22
Circumstances of Death
While on a voyage from Rotterdam to London, SS Lapwing hit a mine laid by German Submarine UC-4.
Other Biographical Details
Son of Patrick and Mary Merrigan nee Maddock of 5 Old Post Office Lane, New Ross.

Murphy, Matthew

Address
19 Southey Street, Marsh Lane, Bootle, Lancs
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Lusitania sunk by German submarine U-20.
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Son of the late James and Ellen Murphy. Husband of Margaret Murphy nee Donnelly of 19 Southey Street, Marsh Lane, Bootle, Lancs

Murphy, Owen Francis

Date of Birth
Address
105 South Main Street, Wexford
Date of Death
Age
29
Circumstances of Death
SS W.M. Barkley was sunk at 7pm by a German Submarine.
Other Biographical Details
Snippet in a Wexford newspaper. Son of Mr Murphy of 105 South Main Street, Wexford Son of John and Eliza Murphy née Connors.

O'Brien, Peter

Date of Birth
Address
5, Athol Terrace, Athol St., Liverpool.
Date of Death
Age
61
Circumstances of Death
Torpedoed and sunk by German Submarine U-24 just 50 miles SW off the Old Head of Kinsale.
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Son of the late John and Mary O'Brien; husband of Johanna O'Brien (nee Sheehan) of 5, Athol Terrace, Athol St., Liverpool. Born in Co. Wexford. Torpedoed without warning and sunk by German submarine U-24 when on a voyage from Liverpool to New York carrying passengers and a general cargo including mail. 61 years of age.

O'Neill, Michael

Date of Birth
Address
Wexford
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Lusitania was sunk by German Submarine U-20.
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Son of the late Michael and Mary O'Neill. Brother of John O'Neill, William Street, New Ross.

O'Rourke/Rourke, John

Address
Raheen, Adamstown
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
The Steamship was sunk by a German submarine 7 miles west of Black Head, Wigtownshire carrying a cargo of coal.
Other Biographical Details

Son of James and Kate O'Rourke of Raheen, Adamstown.

Payne, Henry

Date of Birth
Address
19 Bullawn, New Ross
Date of Death
Age
38
Circumstances of Death
SS Emlyndene disappeared without trace while transporting coal from Cardiff, is supposed she was sunk by German Submarine UC-50
Other Biographical Details
Husband of Elizabeth Payne nee Fanning of 19 Bullawn, New Ross. Son of Henry and Mary Payne née Bryan

Potts, James

Date of Birth
Address
33 Upper John Street, Wexford
Date of Death
Age
33
Circumstances of Death
Torpedoed and sunk by German Submarine UC-52 while on voyage from Syracuse to Messina with a cargo of sulphur.
Other Biographical Details
Son of John and Catherine Potts née Brien of 33 John Street, Wexford

Power, Henry

Date of Birth
Address
Dennistown, Murrintown
Date of Death
Age
17
Circumstances of Death
SS Mirlo was torpedoed, set on fire and sunk by German submarine U-117.
Other Biographical Details
Son of Robert and Kate Power nee Lawler of Dennistown, Murrintown

Rossiter, Laurence

Address
20 Hook Street, Liverpool
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Killed by an explosion on board ship.
Other Biographical Details
Son of Mary and the late Nicholas Rossiter of John Street, Wexford. Husband of Elizabeth Rossiter of 20 Hook Street, Liverpool. Article in a Wexford newspaper. Survivor of the ill-fated Lusitania ship.

Shallow, James

Date of Birth
Date of Death
Age
28
Circumstances of Death
Sunk by a mine off Milford Haven laid by German Submarine UC-51.
Other Biographical Details
Son of James and Kate Shallow nee Nolan of Fisherstown Campile, Co.Wexford.

Sinnott, Michael Peter

Date of Birth
Address
Cahore, Gorey
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
Torpedoed by German Submarine. She was heading for Brest to load wounded.
Other Biographical Details
Son of Julia Anne Sinnott of Cahore, Gorey and the late Peter Sinnott. Son of Peter and Julia Anne Sinnott née Doran