John Joseph Kiernan 19-Sep-18

First Name: John Joseph
Last Name:Kiernan
Rank: Seaman
Regiment: Mercantile Marines
Military Number:
Place of Birth:Ryehill
Place of Death:SS Beacon Light
Date of Death:19-Sep-18
Additional Information:

Drowned as a result of an attack by a enemy submarine.

Supplementary Notes: Son of Bridget Kiernan (nee Mc Donagh) of St. Elizabeth Street, Liverpool, and

of the late Brain Kiernan.

Born: Ryehill, Galway.

Remembered: Tower Hill Memorial-London-United Kingdom.

KIERNAN, JOHN JOSEPH (16), seaman, SS Beacon Light, Mercantile Marine, †19/02/1918, Son of Bridget Kiernan (nee McDonagh), of 51, Elizabeth St., Liverpool, and the late Brian Kiernan. Born at Ryehill, Galway, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial

BEACON LIGHT was a 2.768grt defensively-armed British merchantship. On the 19th February 1918 when 15 miles Se from Butt of Lewis, Scotland she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by a submarine. 33 lives lost including Master.

Mercantile Marines

Mercantile Marines

SS Beacon light

SS Beacon light

SS Beacon light in colour

SS beacon light in colour

Tower Hill Memorial-London-United Kingdom. ()

Tower Hill Memorial-London-United Kingdom.()