School: Naas (Christan Bros.) (roll number 16708)

Location:
Naas, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
T. Ó Neachtain, S. Ó Súilleabháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776, Page 318

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And the cowardly little beggar ran away.

Hardship,
Cecil Doyle,
Newbridge Rd. Naas.

One of the British Mail Boats, the “Leinster”, which was sailing between Dun Laoghaire, and Holyhead, was sunk by a German Submarine, in October, 1918.
About two or three miles from Dun Laoghaire, a German submarine torpedoed the “Leinster” twice, and gradually she began to plunge to her doom.
Women and children were fainting in their cabins, and were smothered when the water got in. Some who were on the top deck slipped off and were drowned, and others jumped into the sea, and to save themselves they swam to anything that could support them.

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Collector
Cecil Doyle
Gender
male
Address
Newbridge Road, Co. Kildare
Informant
Mrs T. Doyle
Gender
female
Age
40
Address
Naas, Co. Kildare
Language
English