Jude Gibson Posted 13 March Share Posted 13 March Hi folks, Jude here. I visited Cobh Old Church Cemetery last week formerly known as Queenstown. Some of you might find interesting, the range of commemorations with a military angle that it contains. Three mass graves where victims of the Lusitania sinking on 7/5/1915 are buried. Sank by German U boat. There are over 120 ‘standard’ Commonwealth graves, one of which is a VC recipient, Frederick Parslow, the first merchant navy person to receive this honour. As Master of the Anglo-Californian and was transporting nearly 1000 horses across the Atlantic when attacked by U boat The ship finally escaped to reach Cobh but the Master had been killed by shellfire. There ae other important sites, such as the plot dedicated to those who died on HMS Mars on 14/4/1902 due to a gunnery accident, see photo. By chance, I found a plaque dedicated to those who died aboard submarine A5 on 10/2/1905 in an explosion, link provide a wealth of information. Images are low res Jude https://www.mariner.ie/hm-submarine-a5/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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