Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Section E. The row of CWGC headstones in the background contains more victims of the sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster on 10th October 1918, just a month before the end of the First World War.
In this part we shall take a look at the burials in Sections E & F. All the men in the following photographs are victims of the Leinster tragedy:
Private Frank Crompton, another who was lost when the Leinster was torpedoed.
Other CWGC graves in this row are of men who were wounded in France or Belgium, or possibly further afield, were evacuated to Ireland, but who sadly never recovered from their injuries.
Private John Forth (left), Notts & Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters), killed in Dublin during the Easter Rising on 27th April 1916. The South Staffordshires also suffered casualties during the Rising, and I wonder whether Private Harry Dickinson (right) perhaps died subsequently as a result of injuries received.
Above & below: At the end of the row, more evacuated men who died of their injuries in Dublin hospitals.
Section E, with the row of headstones we have just visited in the background.
Three New Zealanders, the two to the right, Second Lieutenant Henry Doyle and Lance Corporal Peter Freitas, both victims of the sinking of the Leinster.
Four Australians, one of whom, Private Michael Smith (second from left), was a victim of the Leinster sinking.
Two brothers, Privates Bartholomew and James Moore, both of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. One survived the First World War and lived until 1957, the other died in March 1915 at Second Ypres.
Above & below: Three Australians, all drowned when the Leinster was torpedoed.
Above & next two photos: Canadian victims of the Leinster tragedy.
The next plot, Section F, contains many Presbyterian burials:
John Buchanan (centre), who died in Dublin on 21st March 1921, was a Lance Corporal in the short-lived Corps of Military Accountants. To his left, George Gentle, who served under the alias George McNaughton, was actually a Clerk in the Royal Army Service Corps when he died, having previously served as a Private in the Canadian Infantry.
Above & below: More Leinster graves.
In front of the three headstones in the previous photo (background left), one of the few post-Second World War burials in the cemetery.
Casualties from 1918 & 1917…
…1916 and 1915…
…and 1914 (above & below), casualties of every year of the First World War who died of their injuries in hospitals in Ireland.
Above & following photos: There are a number of Second World War and post-WWII burials in Section F.
Looking back towards Sections E & F.
Above & below: Most of the graves in Section F are individual burials.
View from the northern boundary looking back down the length of the cemetery ; part of Section F is visible to the right, with Section G, almost exclusively CWGC headstones that we shall visit in Part Three, to the left.