Memorial: M1914

Memorial at Old Church Cemetery, Cobh, County Cork, Republic of Ireland commemorating Alfred Witherbee d. 1911

Location

Old Church Cemetery, Cobh, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Transcript

'ALFRED SCOTT WITHERBEE / BORN JUNE 27TH 1911 / DIED MAY 7TH 1915 / VICTIM OF THE ‘LUSITANIA’ / FOULLY MURDERED BY GERMANY'

Details

Type: Headstone
Materials: Stone
Vessel: SS Lusitania

People

Witherbee Jr, Alfred Scott
Age: 3 years 11 months
Date of Death: 7/5/1915
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Notes: Master Alfred Scott Witherbee, Jr, aged 3 years, died when his mother, Beatrice, was unable to hold onto him following the sinking of the 'Lusitania'. There was a court battle with Arthur Luck, who lost his wife and two sons on the ship over a recovered body. Beatrice Witherbee buried the body as Alfred Scott Witherbee in Old Church Cemetery, Cobh.

Bibliography: Patrick O'Sullivan 'Lusitania, unravelling the mysteries' (Cork, 1998), p. 85 (photo).

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