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John Macaulay

John Macaulay

John (1881-1918) was a son of Donald Macaulay and Margaret Macaulay, 7 Islivig. He was married to Catherine Macaulay, 19 Brenish.

John served in the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) during the First World War. He was a Leading Deckhand on  the SS Kenmare which was torpedoed in the Irish Sea by U- boat 104 on the 02.03.1918, while en route from Liverpool to Cork.

John's remains were washed up on a beach, on the east coast of Ireland, north of Dublin and lie buried in a grave in Balrothery Churchyard. The authorities refused to send his body home but the family did receive a detailed account of his funeral in Ireland. A record for John can be found in the Roll of Honour 1914-1918.


Title: John Macaulay
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Iain Dhomhnaill an Tailleir
Date of Birth: 1881
Date of Death: 02-03-1918
Sex: Male
Record Maintained By: CEU
Subject Id: 113102