Old Church Cemetery (Cobh)

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Jack Doyle's grave
Sinking of RMS Lusitania Memorial

The Old Church Cemetery (also known as Cobh Cemetery) is an ancient cemetery on the outskirts of the town of Cobh, County Cork, Ireland which contains a significant number of important burials, including a number 3 mass graves and several individual graves containing the remains of 193[1] victims of the passenger ship RMS Lusitania which was sunk by a German torpedo off the Old Head of Kinsale during the First World War in May 1915 with the loss of more than 1,100 lives. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission register and maintain the graves of 127 identified Commonwealth service personnel (including Lusitania victims) from the same war.[2]

Notable burials[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olivia Kelleher (10 May 2010). "Cobh remembers 'Lusitania' tragedy". irishtimes.com.
  2. ^ "Cobh Old Church Cemetery". Commonwealth War Graves. Retrieved 29 April 2021.

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Coordinates: 51°51′48″N 8°17′54″W / 51.86342°N 8.29822°W / 51.86342; -8.29822