Martin O'Donnell 22-Sep-14

First Name: Martin
Last Name:O'Donnell
Rank: Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy Reserves
Military Number:
Place of Birth:Kilronan Aran Islands
Place of Death:HMS Cressy (North Sea) ( killed in Action )
Date of Death:22-Sep-14
Additional Information:

Killed in Action:  (North Sea)  22 September 1914. Age 46.

Supplementary Notes:  Killed during action with an enemy submarine. Son of Martin & Anne O’Donnell of the Aran Island’s, husband of Mary O’Donnell of Kilronan, Aran Island’s.

Remembered: Portsmouth Naval Memorial-Hampshire- United-Kingdom (6)

O’DONNELL, MARTIN (46), seaman (no. 2749A), HMS Cressy, Royal Naval Reserve, †22/09/1914, Son of Martin and Anne O’Donnell, of Aran Isles; husband of Mary O’Donnell, of Kilronan, Aran Isles, Co. Galway, Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial

British Navy, armoured cruiser; 1899; Fairfield & Co; 12.000 tons; 454×69.5×25.1; 21.000 ihp; 20.7 knots; triple expansion engines; Belleville Boilers; two 9.2 in guns; twelve 6 in; twelve 12pdr; three 3 pdr; 2 T.T.
Cressy, capt R.W. Johnson was torpedoed by U-9. The U-9 was responsible for the killing of 1459 man in one single day, sending AboukirCressy and Hogue to the bottom.

Royal Navy reserves

Royal Navy Reserve

HMS Cressy

HMS Cressy

HMS CRESSY in colour

HMS CRESSY in colour

Portsmouth Naval Memorial.(6)

Portsmouth Naval Memorial. (6)