CO-CBEG-357

Record Date: 
14 September 2011
Graveyard: 
Exact wording of epitaph: 

Sacred
to the memory
of
Henry Norman Pearce
aged 21
also Ellen Cox
aged 19
both accidentally drowned
in Cork Beg Dock
July 27th 1918

Memorial Type: 
Headstone
Grave location
County: 
Latitude: 
51.821894722222
Longitude: 
-8.2362047222222
Number of people commemorated: 
2
People commemorated: 
Name: 
Henry Norman
Surname: 
Pearce
Date of death - day: 
27
Date of death - month: 
July
Date of death - year: 
1918
Age: 
21
Relationship with first person: 
Fiance
Name: 
Ellen
Surname: 
Cox
Date of death - day: 
27
Date of death - month: 
July
Date of death - year: 
1918
Age: 
19
Notes: 

My mother remembered it as a young girl in the village. The tragedy took place a few feet from the shore but a few hundred yards from the village. The victims could be heard crying out for help as the sea was as calm as a mill pond but sadly they were lost before help arrived. It is suggested that one was in the boat and the other stood on the side getting in and overturned it.

Michael Kenefick