Military Cemetery, King’s Island
During the Open House October 2014 we had access to the Military Cemetery and were able to take the images found below.
The Military Cemetery is located on King’s Island, now nestled into St Mary’s Estate, to the rear of a private dwelling. Within the boundaries of the 0.6 hectare site are over 150 burial plots including 39 named Commonwealth War Graves. This cemetery was consecrated on the 11th of August 1856 and is used up to the present day. All obituaries linked in this post come from the Limerick Local Studies Collection.
The first person to be buried here was Augustus Charles Cowen of Military Road. He was a Second Class Surgeon, Provisional Battalion, Limerick Garrison, served in 46th, 48th Regiments, and 7th Dragoon Guards. (Funeral report from the Limerick Chronicle 13/08/1856). His funeral took place in a wooden shed erected on the grounds for the occasion. This is his grave:
To the memory of Augustus Henry Cowen Late Staff Surgeon in this Garrison who died on the 8th Day of August 1856 age 54.
The following are examples of the headstones within the graveyard, this is not a complete survey.
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Mary Jane Shute: In memory of Mary Jane daughter of William Henry and Anne Shute his wife, died 10 November 1869 age 11 years and 6 months, her end was peace, to know her was to love her.
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Sacred to the memory of Quater Master Sergeant Thomas … odman The Buffs 20th Battalion. Died August 29th 1874 aged 35 years. This stone was erected as mark of respect by his brother Sergeants… passed..
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William Moyle: Sacred to the memory of Leutenant Wm Hopper Lorentz Moyle of the 10th R I C of I OOT the beloved son of John Crineell Moyle who died at Limerick at the early age of 12. 8 November 1856 from Typhous. (of the Castle Barracks)
Fleming Children: To the memory of Charles McLaggan died 30th September 1891 aged 8 years 11 months. William died 3rd October 7 years 6 months. Thomas Leckie died 13th October 1891 aged 5 years 3 months. The dearly loved children of William and Jane Fleming who died of Diptheria at New Barracks Limerick.
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Ann Tye: Sacred to the memory of Ann Tye born at Bromley Kent, 15th Feb 1823. Died at Limerick 19th May 1887. Years faithful servant of Major B Lowsley R.E. His Wife.
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Ed Clarke: In memory of Bomber Ed Clarke F Battery 4th Bt R.A. who was killed by accident on the 17 July 1871. Erected by his sorrowing comrades.
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Others known to be buried in this cemetery are:
Robertson Sergt. Royal Artillery Battery, Ordnance Barrack, Mulgrave reported 29 June 1859.
Thomas Wilkinson of the New Barracks death reported on 11 May 1912.
The Stockil Family