Patrick McDonagh 11-Aug-17

First Name: Patrick
Last Name:McDonagh
Rank: Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy Reserves
Military Number:3130A
Place of Birth:Quay Street
Place of Death:SS Sonny
Date of Death:11-Aug-17
Additional Information:

Killed in Action: 11 August 1917. Age 24.

Supplementary Notes; Killed during action with an enemy submarine off the English coast.

Son of William & Kate McDonagh of Quay Street, Galway: Husband of Sarah McDonagh (nee Farrell) of Warmsley Street, Liverpool.

Remembered: Portsmouth Naval-Hampshire- United Kingdom. (27).


MCDONAGH, PATRICK (24), seaman (no. 3130A), SS Sonnie, Royal Naval Reserve, †11/08/1917, Son of William and Kate McDonagh, of Quay St., Galway; husband of Sarah Farrell (formerly McDonagh), of Warmsley St., Liverpool, Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial

SS Sonnie, built by Osbourne, Graham & Co. Ltd., Sunderland in 1917 and owned at the time of her loss by Harries Bros. & Co., London, was a British steamer of 2.642 tons.

On August 11th, 1917, Sonnie, on a voyage from Bilbao to Middlesbrough with a cargo of iron ore, was sunk by the German submarine UC-77 (Reinhard von Rabenau), 5 miles northwest of Le Four lighthouse, Ushant. 11 persons were lost.

Royal Navy reserves

Royal Navy Reserve

SS Sonnie

SS Sonnie

SS Sonnie in colour

SS Sonnie in colour.

Portsmouth Naval Memorial.(6)

Portsmouth Naval Memorial. (6)