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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Languages Italiano Norsk Edit links. This page was last edited on 17 August , at This plaque is to be unveiled on Sunday 9 October at 12 noon. This was the greatest loss ever of Irish life at sea. They recovered the anchor of the vessel and Minister Gilmore unveiled it as a memorial to those who lost their lives. See attachment of a series of pictures of all the postal workers who died and my grandfather. I believe it was made around when my grandfather retired from the Post Office.

I have a photographic copy of the original which was made in February I believe it is unique as it was the only one made as a parting gift by the Post Office workers. The description is very matter of fact and belies the obvious drama he endured. He recalls grabbing some cables and using them to haul himself out of the sorting cabin. I recall him telling me that the generators were still running so the wires were live and he was in water with the result that he was severely shocked. This contributed to an early onset of blindness shortly after he retired.

My grandmother had heard the news on the radio and in a panic had all the children praying and she thought she saw a ghost when he walked in the door. The related information above was supplied by the grandfather of Jack Higgins, Mr. John Joseph Higgins, the single survivor from the Post Office crew. Twenty-two postal sorters from Dublin Post Office worked on an onboard mail sorting room. The majority of passengers on the ship that day were military personnel, many going on or returning from leave.

Among them were many Irish men and women. Details are yet to be finalised. The Holyhead service will be held at St. Originally called Charles Wye Williams and Co. On 1 August the first train to link with the mail packet ran from Euston, London to Holyhead. In , to update their fleet, the company placed orders for the construction of four paddle steamers. They used the prefix R. The mail ships carried passengers from the early days.

Like their predecessors, the ships were named after the four provinces of Ireland. On the outbreak of war the Admiralty were legally allowed to take over any British or Irish merchant ships they required.

In they requistioned the Connaught. On 5 May she left Holyhead for Southampton. For almost two years dhe was used to trasport troops from Southampton to France.

Three of her crew, a Welshman, an Irishman and a Channel Islander, were lost. These had a number of close escapes from U-boats. But it seemed as if their luck would hold. Then on Thursday morning 10 October disaster struck. The military passengers came from the army, navy and air force. There were also military and volunteer nurses among the crew. Shortly before 10 a. It missed the ship passing across the bow. Only one of the postal sorters survived the sinking.

Shortley afterwards a final torpedo struck the Leinster on the starboard side practically blowing it to pieces. The survivors then faced a terrib;e struggle in the rough sea before rescue ships arrived. It was a struggle that many of them lost. The final toll was It was the greatest loss of life in the Irish Sea. Husband of Anne, Lower Georges St. Husband of Mary, 13 Clarinda Park North. Michael Harvey 24 , Fireman. James Hickey 28 , Greaser.

Husband of Alice, 29 Tivoli Terrace East. His next door neighbour Michael Harvey was also a casualty. Arthur Jeffries 27 , Wireless Operator. Husband of Mary, 50 Convent Road. Bernard Murphy 23 , Fireman. Son of Bernard and Margaret, 1 Adelaide Cottages. Son of James and Catherine, 1 Summerhill Avenue. John William Smith 49 Greaser. Husband of Mary, 17 Desmond Avenue.

Nineteen year old Josephine Carr was one of the three Wrens from Cork who wre travelling together on the R. On 10 October Josephine became the first Wren to die on active service when she was lost on the Leinster. Her body was never recovered. Dubliner Sweeney survived the sinking and lived until Holyhead resident Hugh Rowlands was a teacher at Park School Holyhead, before leaving to follow the call of the sea.

He was lost on the Leinster. It is located in front of the Carlisle Pier, from where Leinster set out on her final voyage. Information on the commemoratotion may ne obtained from:. Nov 08, 58 photos In Red. Jan 31, 52 photos Grand Hotel. Mar 15, 64 photos Jamao.

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