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 John MacAulay

John MacAulay

Birth
Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Death 2 Mar 1918 (aged 36)
At Sea
Burial Cabra, County Dublin, Ireland
Plot Cenotaph, Panel 1 [Screen Wall]
Memorial ID 100157620 · View Source
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4315SD Leading Deck Hand John MacAulay.
The Royal Naval Reserve.
S.S."Kenmare".

Aged 37.
Son of Donald & Peggy MacAulay, of 7, Islivig Miavig, Stornoway, Lewis, Scotland.
Husband of Catherine MacAulay, (his first cousin), a nurse, of Breanish, Islivig, Stornoway, Lewis, Scotland, whom he married on 16 Jan. 1917.
They had no children.
Catherine died on 17 April 1961, aged 73


Commemorated on a panel on the Grangegorman Memorial.
Thought top be buried in St. Peter's Churchyard, Balrothery, North County Dublin.

The SS Kenmare, an armed merchantship, was sunk by a torpedo from a German submarine U-104 on the evening of Saturday 2 March 1918.
It had a crew of 33, and was enroute to Cork under the command of Captain P. Blacklock. At the time of the sinking, it was in the middle of the Irish Sea, east of the Rockabill lighthouse, (ENE of Skerries, Co. Dublin).

The number of deaths is variously reported as 24 or 29.
MacAulay's body was washed ashore on 18 March 1918.

German submarine U-104, commanded by Kapitan-Leut. Kurt Bernis, was sunk 6 weeks later on 25 April 1918, in St. George's Channel, south of Wexford.
31 of the crew died in the submarine.
Only 1 of 10 survivors was rescued.

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  • Created by: John
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100157620
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John MacAulay (7 Dec 1881–2 Mar 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100157620, citing Grangegorman Memorial, Cabra, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by John (contributor 47032041) .