Memorial: M1761

Memorial in Holy Trinity Church, Castle Macadam, County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland commemorating Thomas Belton, Patrick Leban and Thomas Burke, d. 1908

Location

Holy Trinity Church, Castle Macadam, County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland

Transcript

[Front] 'SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF / CAPTAIN JAMES THOMAS BELTON / S.S. CITY OF DUNDEE / BY WHOSE DEVOTED GALLANTRY ALL THE / PASSENGERS WERE SAVED, WHEN, DURING / A FOG, THE VESSEL WAS RUN INTO & SUNK / IN THE BAY OF CARDIGAN / EARLY ON THE MORNING OF 4TH OCT. 1908 / 'WHEN THOU PASSEST THROUGH THE / WATERS, I WILL BE WITH THEE''

[Back] 'THE REMAINS WERE WASHED ASHORE / AT ENNEREILLY / AND HERE BY LOVING HANDS / LAID TO REST ON HALLOW EVE / HIS NAME IS ONE OF THE FIRST INSCRIBED / ON THE / CARNEGIE TRUST ROLL OF HEROES / BORN AT HULL 20TH NOV. 1863'

[Right panel] 'THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED / BY HIS BROTHER CAPTAINS, / OFFICERS AND FRIENDS / TO COMMERATE / THE HEROIC DEED OF A BRAVE / AND NOBLE ENGLISH SAILOR'

[Left panel] 'TWO OF HIS OFFICERS, BOTH IRISHMEN, / PATRICK HENRY LEBAN, AGED 45 YEARS / SECOND OFFICER / AND / THOMAS BURKE, AGED 47 YEARS / QUARTER MASTER / SHARED THE SAME GLORIOUS END, / GOING DOWN WITH THE SHIP'

Details

Description: Plinth surmounted by cross with anchor and chain twined round.
Type: Memorial; Cross
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: SS City of Dundee

People

Belton, James Thomas
Age: 42
Date of Death: 4/10/1908
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Ellerman’s City Line
Burke, Thomas
Age: 47
Date of Death: 4/10/1908
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Quartermaster
Organisation: Ellerman’s City Line
Leban, Patrick Henry
Age: 45
Date of Death: 4/10/1908
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Officer
Organisation: Ellerman’s City Line

Extra

Notes: DOSSIER. The City of Dundee was in collision with Elders & Fyffes MATINA in St George's Channel, Bay of Cardigan. The passengers were all rescued.
Bibliography: The Ship’s List
Recorder: Alfred Farnell

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