Memorial: M6544

Memorial at St Mura’s Graveyard, Fahan, County Donegal, to the officers and men of HMS ‘Laurentic’, lost 1917.

M6544

Location

St Mura's Graveyard, Fahan, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland

Transcript

'THIS CROSS IS ERECTED / IN THE FAITH OF THE RESURRECTION / AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF / THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF "HMS LAURENTIC" / (CAPT. R.A. NORTON R.N.) / LOST OFF THIS COAST JANUARY 25TH 1917 / UNDERNEATH REST THE BONES OF THOSE / COMMEMORATED HERE / FOR THESE AND FOR THEIR COMRADES / WHO THUS GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY / THOSE WHO RAISED THIS MEMORIAL GIVE THANKS TO GOD.'

Details

Description: Stone Celtic cross on pink granite plinth on which are inscribed the names of the casualties.
Type: Cross
Materials: Stone; granite
Vessel: HMS Laurentic

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

Extra

Notes: 'Laurentic' converted from a liner to an armed merchant cruiser. Struck two mines and sank on 25 January 1917 with the loss of 354 lives.
Recorder: Owen McGonagle
Photographer: Owen McGonagle