Memorial: M6544

M6544

Memorial to crew of HMS ‘Laurentic’, lost 1917, Fahan

Location

St Mura's Graveyard, Fahan, County Donegal. Northern 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.

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