Seirbis onorac sa Muir-tractala na hÉireann 1939-46
[Service with honour in the Irish Mercantile Marine 1939-46]
Thomas Greenway, S.S. Daybreak(West Hartlepool), Mercantile Marine, who died age 47, on 24th December 1917, has been remembered with honour on the Seirbis onorac sa Muir-tractala na hÉireann 1939-46[Service with honour in the Irish Mercantile Marine 1939-46] Internet based monument.
His brother, boatswain James Greenway, SS Tregenna (St. Ives). Merchant Navy, died on the 17th September 1940. Age 62.Both men, children of the late James and Mary Greenway of Kinsale, Irish Republic, lost their lives during enemy torpedo attacksby U-boats, in separate World Wars. James Greenway (WWII) has been added to the monument.
The site honours those whom Irish history does not commemorate and is dedicated to those who perished during World War II. (‘Their sailing hath endeth’). A tribute to Thomas Greenway (WWI) is not only recognition for another Kinsale / Irish hero, along with his brother James and those other souls that have ‘crossed the bar’ but is also a tribute to Thomas and all Irish seamen who perished in the first Great War. The fact that the monument is a tribute to these Second World War heroes, shows a great respect for the Irish men and boys of World War One, who died to save us all.
Remembered also by the family, James Joseph Greenway, hissailing endeth tragically , in 1938, FRANCE.Family, remain in Kinsale, London, Barryand Swansea, Wales.
Thomas Greenway and James Greenway, sons of James and Mary Greenway of Kinsale, Co. Cork. Southern Ireland. And James Joseph Greenway, also of Kinsale and Barry. South Wales.
Lest We Forget
REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR.
Sons of Ireland, HEROES THAT HAVE CROSSED THE BAR THEY HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE, BUT THE SEA.
GREENWAY Boatswain, James, S.S. Tregenna (St. Ives). Merchant Navy. 17th September 1940. Age 62. Son of the late James and Mary Greenway of Kinsale, Irish Republic. Panel 110. Also remembered: Boatswain, THOMAS GREENWAY, S.S. Daybreak (West Hartlepool), Mercantile Marine who died age 47, on 24th December 1917. Remembered with Honour
Greenways of Kinsale.
Further information is sought by both Keith and the Greenway family on James and Mary Greenway, of Kinsale, parents of Thomas and James, as little is known of them and any earlier relatives. Anyone with an interest in genealogy or access to census or historical information are asked kindly to contact Keith.
“We would love to know more about our Kinsale roots and any information would be welcome”.
Quote Kinsale Mayor, Tomas O Brien : "Many a young Kinsale man left to go to Barry, which to them was the gateway to the world. For some it was the first time they had left their native town, and their families survived on the money they sent home. "Some settled in Barry and have families there today. Many others died in the wars while serving in both the Royal and Merchant Navies." This is Barry. Thursday 1 September 2005.